Barite, BaSO4, has a orthorhombic crystal system with a tabular habit.
Highlighting FeaturesBarium (Ba) atoms Sulfur (S) atoms Oxygen (O) atoms All atoms
Occurring worldwide, barite can be found throughout Europe, in the U.S., and in China.
Colville, A. A., K. Staudhammer. 1967. A refinement of the structure of barite from Cow Green Mine. American Mineralogist. 52:1877-1880.