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2012-01-24 11:02:03

By using a novel technique to better understand mineral growth and dissolution, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are improving predictions of mineral reactions and laying the groundwork for applications ranging from keeping oil pipes clear to sequestering radium. The mineral barite was examined to understand mineral growth and dissolution generally, but also because it is the dominant scale-forming mineral that precipitates in oil pipelines and...

2008-08-21 12:01:21

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/49f955/natural_barium_sul) has announced the addition of the "Natural Barium Sulphate (barytes): Trends and Prospects in International Trade" report to their offering. This report examines international trade and worldwide market trends pertaining to natural barium sulphate (barytes). The report will be of considerable interest primarily to relevant strategic planners, senior company officials and importers/exporters, since...

2008-07-17 03:00:29

By Carlson, Shawn M Elder, Mark J Mineral connoisseurs regard Michigan's Copper Country as a mecca for world-class specimens of crystallized copper and silver. Lapidary enthusiasts prefer the area's unique cutting rough, including Lake Superior agate, datolite, and greenstone (pumpellyite). However, the preeminence of these materials sometimes overshadows the many other collectible minerals that occur in the district, including such diverse species as powellite and ferberite, beautiful...

Latest Baryte Reference Libraries

2005-05-26 12:10:31

Barite (BaSO4) is a mineral consisting of barium sulfate. It is generally white or colorless, and is the main source of barium. Baryte is the British spelling. The radiating form is also sometimes refered to as Bologna Stone. Barite commonly occurs in lead-zinc veins in limestones, in hot spring deposits, and with hematite ore. It is often associated with the minerals anglesite and celestite. The name barite is derived from the Greek word barus (heavy). In commerce, the mineral is...

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