What is Barite?

Is the primary, naturally occurring, barium-based mineral.  Barium, atomic number 56, derives its name from Greek and means heavy.  Barite is also known as baryte, and in Missouri is known as "tiff”.  The primary countries in which commercial deposits of barite are currently found are the United States, China, India and Morocco.  Barite’s high density and chemical inertness make it an ideal mineral for many applications.
The chemical formula for barite is BaSO4.  It has a high specific gravity of 4.50 g/cm3.  Its Mohs hardness is 3.0 to 3.5.  Barite, which may be found in a variety of colors including yellow, brown, white, blue, gray, or even colorless, typically has a vitreous to pearly luster. 
Barite may be found in conjunction with both metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits.  To be economically viable for extraction, barite usually needs to be the predominant material in a deposit.  The types of deposits in which it is normally found include vein, residual, and bedded.  Vein and residual deposits are of hydrothermal origin, while bedded deposits are sedimentary.
Major deposits in the United States have been found in Georgia, Missouri, Nevada and Tennessee.  In Canada, the mineral has been mined in the Yukon Territory, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  In Mexico, barite deposits have been discovered in Hermosillo, Pueblo, Monterrey and Durango.
Our Barite
Eagle petrochem with an experience continuous activity in the production of industrial and mineral powders used in various industries has fully equipped and fully automated and modern machines, the laboratory under international standards for the extraction and processing of minerals and the production of various types of powder with qualitative characteristics in accordance with world standards. At present, this company produces barite powders according to customers' needs and specifications with 3 active production lines. Please contact us to purchase the finest and purest barite powder and soil in various meshing in package or bulk. Barite sales price depends on the factors of meshing and packing type (Bulk, Bag, and Jumbo Bag).  We are ready to supply this product to the factories and consumers, we also ready to cooperate with traders and exporters to export the products to target countries. Major consumption of the above products is in the drilling industry, oil wells, as well as in dam construction, producing rubber, producing linen, metallurgy and casting, glass, livestock feed, water treatment, oil producing, power plants, refiner, etc. Our efforts to improve the quality of our products caused that company to receive the ISO certification in quality management from the most reputable companies.

How to order Barite

To order Bentonite please specify

  • How many MT?
  •  what mesh size?
  • Which packing?
  • What is the application?
  • Where is the destination?

Mode of order

1-In to Bulk

2-In to Powder under 325 Mesh

3-In to powder under 200 mesh

4-Sizing in accordance with Client request

Packing Mode

1-Packing in Standards Is one jumbo bag in case of customer’s order packing mode will be into 25 kg laminating bags and  it’s has costs at about the original powder price.

2- corresponding with customers' request (belting, palletized and shrink stretch).

Quality of the Goods

1- As attached  Analyze.

2- Analysis in accordance with Standards ASTM

3- Sampling and analyzing would be done by SGS In Bandar Abbas.

Barite properties

Barite is usually white to light gray, but may also be seen in blue, brown or black. Barite has a shell to glassy polish. Type 1 samples of it are seen as stretched orthodontic crystals, but commercial barite is prepared in granular form and crystalline masses.  The specific gravity of this mineral is high and is about 4.3 to 4.6. This property of barite helps to identify it. Barite stiffness has a considerable variation and varies from 2.5 to 3.5, which usually produces different barite regions with varying degrees of stiffness.

Barite formation

Barite is a common and widespread mineral. Typically, it is found as a waste mineral in thermal veins along with ores of silver, lead, copper, cobalt, manganese, antimony, and in veins available in limestone with calcite, or in the form of masses remained in clays covering lime stones, as well as in sandstones with copper ores. It acts in some areas as sandstone cement. Sometimes, it also precipitates from the spa springs.

Application of Barite
Barite in Drilling Industry: Most of the barite that is mined is used by the petroleum industry as a weighting material in the formulation of barite drilling mud.  Barite increases the hydrostatic pressure of the drilling mud allowing it to compensate for high-pressure zones experienced during drilling.  The softness of the mineral also prevents it from damaging drilling tools during drilling and enables it to serve as a lubricant.  The American Petroleum Institute (API) has established specifications for the use of barite in drilling mud.
Barite in Medical Industry: An application where many people have heard of barite is within the medical field.  A high-purity form of barite is used in the gastrointestinal tract where its density prevents x-ray penetration, and thus is visible on an x-ray.  The outline of the gastrointestinal tract thus becomes visible allowing the determination of normal and abnormal anatomy.
Other Uses of Barite: Barite is also used in a wide variety of other applications including plastics, clutch pads, rubber mudflaps, mold release compounds, radiation shielding, television and computer monitors, sound-deadening material in automobiles, traffic cones, brake linings, paint and golf balls.

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Barite uses

Most barite produced is used as a weighting agent in drilling muds. These high-density muds are pumped down the drill stem, exit through the cutting bit and return to the surface between the drill stem and the wall of the well...

Barite Production

The oil and gas industry is the primary user of barite worldwide. There it is used as a weighting agent in drilling mud. This is a growth industry, as global demand for oil and natural gas has been on a long-term increase