Formula: BaSO4
System: Orthorhombic
Hardness: 3-3½ 
Name: Named from the Greek βάρος, weight, for Barite; and βάρυς, heavy, for Barytes, due to its unusual heaviness for a non-metallic mineral.
Occurrence: Typically found as thick to thin tabular crystals, usually in clusters with the crystals growing parallel to one another, or nearly so. Also as bladed, white masses.

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