|Description||Barite (barium sulfate, BaSO4) is vital to the oil and gas industry because it is a key constituent of the mud used to drill oil and gas wells. Elemental barium is an additive in optical glass, ceramic glazes, and other products.|
|Originators||Johnson, Craig A., Piatak, Nadine M., Miller, M. Michael, Schulz, Klaus J., DeYoung, John H. Jr., Seal, Robert R. II, Bradley, Dwight C.|
|Publication||U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1802
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