Barite

Barite

Barite is a sulfate crystals with the chemical formula

BaSO
4

Barite has an orthorhombic crystal structure.Barite is commonly spelled Baryte.

 

 

 

Physical Properties of Barite

Lustre: Vitreous, Pearly
Diaphaneity: Transparent, Translucent, Opaque
Colour: Colourless, white, yellow, brown, grey, blue, etc.; colourless in transmitted light (also tinted yellow, brown, green, blue, etc.)
Streak: White
Hardness (Mohs): 3 - 3½
Hardness Data: Measured
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: Perfect
Perfect on {001}; less so on {210}; Imperfect on {010}.
Parting: None
Fracture: Irregular/Uneven
Density (measured): 4.5 g/cm3
Density (calculated): 4.47 g/cm3

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Energetic Properties of Barite

Key Words: Inner Vision, interdimensional travel, energetic alignment
Chakras: Third eye (6th Chakra) & Crown (7th Chakra)
Physical: Supports balanced brain chemistry, and functions of brain cells
Emotional: Aids in releasing fears, and taking joy in spiritual exploration
Spiritual: Aids in interdimensional travel, dream work, and Ascension during mediation

*Energetic Properties of Barite was provided by Book of Stones *