200 Mesh – 4.2gr/cm³ density – packed in 1.5 metric ton Super Sacks
Ore – 4.2 gr/cm 3 density – in bulk.
Barite is a mineral that contains large amounts of barium. It is often found alongside hematite. A mineral consisting of barium sulfate, it most often occurs in hydrothermal veins and as veins in limestone. It is a relatively inert mineral with a high density. It is the primary ore of barium. Most barite produced is used as a weighting agent in drilling muds. These high-density muds are circulated down the drill stem and return to the surface between the drill stem and the wall of the well. This action effectively flushes the cuttings produced by the drill and carries them to the surface.
Barite is also used as a pigment in paints and as weighted filler for paper and cloth. It is the primary ore of barium. Barite’s high density makes it opaque to x-rays. If it is given to a patient as a drink or enema, it can be used to image the shape of internal organs by x-ray.
Other uses are in added-value applications, which include filler in paint and plastics, sound reduction in engine compartments, coat of automobile finishes for smoothness and corrosion resistance, friction products for automobiles and trucks, radiation-shielding cement, glass ceramics and medical applications. Barite is supplied in a variety of forms. Although barite contains a “heavy” metal (barium), it is not considered to be a toxic chemical by most governments because of its extreme insolubility.
At Alamo Minerals, we have access to Barite from North and South America and are expanding our supply to include North African barite in the future. We can provide high-density and low- density barite.
Alamo Minerals understands that there is a growing demand for minerals with industrial applications. There does not seem to be enough of a supply, particularly for the growing fracking and oil & gas industries. Alamo Minerals aims to do something about that by sourcing the absolute top quality mineral products for our valued clients.
Sourcing & Logistics
Alamo Minerals has established strong relationships throughout the Western Hemisphere with many organizations that are the source of mineral production. The allocations provided to Alamo Minerals are a result of years of strong reliable purchases and good business ethic. Alamo sources its products from mines found from Canada to Argentina. Currently, Alamo is seeking to expand its sourcing to Africa and Australia. Products not mined are sourced from Refineries, Treatment Plants, factories and storage facilities.
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