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Name   Barite
(Heavy Spar)
Chemistry   Ba[SO4]
Hardness   3 - 3.5
Lustre   vitreous - greasy
Colour   colourless, white, variable colours
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   4.5
Crystal habit   orthorhombic, crystals with many variation of faces
Cleavage, Fracture   [010] distinct, fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   grained, spathic, dense, also fibrous and prismatic

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