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A Taste of Barite

Sep 01, 2013

A Taste of Barite

As prices continue to rise, our erstwhile columnist shares his gut feeling about the mineral’s future.   By Bill Langer   Iam intimately familiar with a mineral called Barite, a.k.a. barium sulfate. This is because I recently underwent a computed tomography (CT) scan that used ...

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Carved in Stone

Jan 01, 2011

Carved in Stone

M is for Millstone Among the many European millstones, the geology of the French burrstone was prized for the effect of its quartz grain. ‘mil-st¯on A portmanteau created by blending the words ‘mill’ and ‘stone.’ “I can never cease to hanker for ...

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