Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Barite


Mineral Name: Barite

Composition: Barium sulfate

Nomenclature: Named after the Greek word barys which means "heavy" because of its high specific gravity.

Industrial Uses: Barium ore.

Additional Notes: Obsolete names for barite include barytes and heavy spar.



Angola : Scott 560 : 5 escudo : 31 Oct 1970

Barite



China (ROC) : Scott 3124 : $19 : 8 May 1997

Barite var. Hokutolite (plumboan barite)



Kyrgyzstan : Scott 44 : 110 tyiyn : 1 Dec 1994

Barite