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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.
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.
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).
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...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.