What is another word for barite?

Pronunciation: [bˈaɹa͡ɪt] (IPA)

Barite is a mineral with a white or slightly colored appearance that can be found in various places around the world. It is also known by various synonyms such as heavy spar, barytes, and cawk. Heavy spar comes from the mineral's weight, which is often used for weighing down drilling muds in the oil and gas industry. Barytes is another synonym used commonly in the UK and India. Cawk is a regional term that originated in England and is primarily used in Cornwall. Barite is known for its high density and is often used in the drilling industry for its ability to help control pressure at the wellhead.

Synonyms for Barite:

What are the hypernyms for Barite?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Barite?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for barite (as nouns)

What are the meronyms for Barite?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.
  • meronyms for barite (as nouns)

    • substance
      atomic number 56, ba, barium.

Usage examples for Barite

They are variously associated with a gangue of dolomite, calcite, quartz, iron pyrite, barite, and chert.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology"
C. K. Leith
The gangue is mainly fine-grained quartz or jasperoid, and barite.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology"
C. K. Leith
Germany is the world's principal producer of barite and has large reserves of high grade.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology"
C. K. Leith

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