HARDNESS: 3 - 3.5 on the Mohs scale.
MINERALOGY: Frequently appears as wrapping the metal ore veins. It is thus one of the filonianas bargains with calcite and quartz, appearing beside her. Its present form is granudas, fibrous or compact and less frequently in stalactite forms or nodular masses; usually in rhombic tabular crystals, joined at the base and other various forms. Hydrothermal origin.
MYTHOLOGY: Over 80% of produced barite used in drilling muds for oil and gas. It is used also in the brake industry, glass and coated in X-ray rooms.
PROPERTIES: It is said to help with shyness and concern, it helps formulate ideas, enhances memory, useful for people who are overwhelmed by daily life or pain. Effective treatments for insomnia.
CHAKRAS: Crown, forehead, heart.
ZODIACAL SIGN: Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo.
USES: The main use is as dense drilling mud in oil or gas. As pigment for manufacturing hydrogen peroxide. Also in manufacturing lithopone (combination of sulfides and sulfates to coatings) as standard white and as a mineral filler, Barite is also used in the glass industry, rubber, textile, plastics and in manufacturing special flooring.