Geologic: Barite, the primary ore of barium, is a high-density mineral with a wide range of industrial uses. It occurs mainly as clusters of tabular crystals or white bladed masses. Barite has a high specific gravity that causes it to be very heavy for a non-metallic mineral, making it easy to identify in comparison with similar-looking specimens of quartz, calcite or gypsum. Due to its high-density barite can block gamma-rays and x-rays.
Chemical composition: BaSO4; Hardness: 3
Metaphysical: Barite is a strengthening mineral that helps in recovery from addictions and mental disorders. It has a cathartic influence that expedites the resolution of stuck energies. Barite is a good stone for relationships, as it brings courage and honesty to communication and assists in moving toward goals.