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Baryte Group

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About Baryte GroupHide

Formula:
A(XO4)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Orthorhombic sulfates and chromates. Increasing size of the X ion results in a transition to the scheelite structure type.


Chemical Properties of Baryte GroupHide

Formula:
A(XO4)

Crystallography of Baryte GroupHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal

Relationship of Baryte Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Anglesite PbSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
Celestine SrSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
Hashemite Ba(CrO4)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Baryte Group in petrologyHide

An essential component of rock names highlighted in red, an accessory component in rock names highlighted in green.

References for Baryte GroupHide

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James and Wood (1925) Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: 109A: 598.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 407.

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Localities for Baryte GroupHide

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