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Barite Mineral Concentration

Barite BaSO 4 is a widespread mineral in deep-sea sediments, varying between 1 and 10 wt on a carbonate-free basis.It is the predominant barium phase in the ocean. BaSO 4 is known to compose a solid solution series with SrSO 4 as celestobarite in the skeletal portions of some marine organisms i.e., the Xenophyophoria and is often found in association with marine organic matter, such as in ...

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