Barite Ore Powder


Barite is a mineral composed of barium sulfate (BaSO4).


Drilling Fluid Barite – API Grade

API Specification 13A -Drilling-grade barite is produced from commercial barium sulfate-containing ores. Used as a weighing agent in drilling fluids in the oil and gas industry. We are able to offer a range of grades – 3.95, 4.00, 4.10, 4.22 and 4.30 – in accordance with customer requirements, and work closely with our suppliers to ensure that all specifications are met on a consistent basis.

Drilling Fluid Barite – API Grade

Barite’s Mohs hardness is 3.0 to 3.5, making it a relatively soft mineral. It is chemically inert and insoluble, which along with its high density, lends itself to a variety of applications. Typical chemical composition: BaO 65.7%; SO3 34.3%.


Specific Gravity 4.22 g/cm3 min (3.95 – 4.30 also available)
BaSO4 90% min
Extractable Carbonates 3000 mg/l max
Hg 1.00 ppm max
Cd 3.00ppm max
Water Alkaline Earth Metals as Calcium 250 ppm max
Moisture 1.00% max
Lump Size 0 to 200mesh
Iron Content 1% max
Barite Colour Buff, Off-White, Brown, Grey (Origin Dependent)
Additional Information
Weight 17 kg
Dimensions 80 × 50 × 10 cm
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