Masters Theses

Author

Peter Simonds

Abstract

"Barite is a widely distributed mineral composed of barium sulphate - BaSO₄. Its most striking feature is its weight - its specific gravity of 4.5 being about twice that of salt and many other of the colorless, transparent and vitreous minerals of its general appearance. The Mineral is usually found in a state of considerable chemical purity. However, small amounts of strontium and calcium sulphates may isomorphously replace the barium salt. Crystals of barytes are orthorhombic; usually very perfectly developed and have a wide variety of forms. The simplest crystals are rhomb-shaped tables bounded by two faces of a basal pinacoid. The mineral has a very smooth and bright cleavage parallel to both sets of planes. The crystals may be transparent and colorless; or white and opaque; or yellow, brown, bluish or greenish in color. The mineral also occurs in a granular, earthy or stalactitic condition. Parite is of common occurrence in metalliferous veins, especially those containing ores of lead and silver"--Consumption, Production and Prices of Crude Barite, page 1.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemistry

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1940

Pagination

i, 100 pages, 2 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 63-64).

Rights

© 1940 Peter Simonds, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Barite industry
Barite
Barium sulfate

Thesis Number

T 704a

Print OCLC #

5968666

Electronic OCLC #

549438868

Comments

Illustrated by author.
Thesis contains no title page. Thesis title and author determined from printing on thesis binding and "Seventieth Annual Catalog. Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, University of Missouri".

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