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 for Barite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barite \Ba"rite\, n. (Min.)
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barytes \Ba*ry"tes\, n. [Gr. bary`s heavy: cf. Gr. bary`ths
     heaviness, F. baryte.] (Min.)
     Barium sulphate, generally called heavy spar or barite.
     See Barite.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  barite
      n 1: a white or colorless mineral (BaSO4); the main source of
           barium [syn: heavy spar, barite, barytes, barium
           sulphate]

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