Definition of barite :
Native sulphate of barium, a mineral occurring in transparent, colorless, white to yellow crystals ( generally tabular), also in granular form, and in compact massive forms resembling marble. It has a high specific gravity, and hence is often called heavy spar. It is a common mineral in metallic veins.
mineral (part of speech: noun)
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