Barite (Barium)

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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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