Barite has been known widely for enhancing friendship, harmony and affection. It is well-recognized for motivation, independence, and releasing trapped feelings, expressions, and emotions. Barite renews the intuitive powers of the wearer by providing delicate yet strong connection with the spiritual world. It is an amazing crystal for removing toxins from the body by assisting in getting rid of the addictive habits.
Originally, the name given to the stone was Baryte, which is a Greek word, which in English means heavy. However, now in most of this crystal is spelled as Barite, which is its American spelling. It has other names as well, like barytine, barytes, tiff, heavy spar, schwerspath, and blanc fixe.
Baryte has been found in places, like Canada, Brazil, China, Nigeria, Chile, Guatemala, Iran, India, Ireland Liberia, Greece, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Romania, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, and UK (Cornwall, Durham, Argyllshire Cumbria, Perthshire, Derbyshire and Surrey) and in the USA from Connecticut, Cheshire, New York, De Kalb, and New Mexico.
It is also reportedly mined in Arkansas, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Nevada, Kentucky, Connecticut, Virginia and Missouri.
The beneficial properties that barite endows on its wearer are:
Physical Healing : Barite is a great stone for sharpening the brain and enhancing memory. It helps the wearer in getting rid of the addictive habits if any.
Emotional Healing : Barite helps to release those emotions and feelings, which on never expresses in front of anyone, which eventually results in depression and stress. It provides the feeling of self-assurance and confidence to the wearer so that he does not get dependent on anyone in stages of emotional drift.
Barite is also considered excellent for enhancing the love and compassion of friends and family.
Spiritual Healing : Barite is a dominant stone to support the body travel, normally called as astral travel, or exploration. It fortifies inner vision and is a tough and strong stone to augment dream recollection. It relieves one to learn what the images and characters within your dreams indicate, and how significant and helpful is all these to know for the betterment of your life.
It is believed that the structures begin to emerge in one’s life as the intuitive abilities are elevated by coming in the contact with this stone.
Heals and Balances Chakra : Barite helps connecting one to ones higher self and purpose of life. It acts as an enticement to high-frequency energy, and trigger and clears blockages and obstructions in the upper chakras.
Some facts about Barite
Barite or Baryte is a mineral comprised of Barium Sulphate. Barite often occurs in sedimentary rocks and sediments as void-filling crystals and concentrations. The place where carbonate rocks, like dolostone and limestone, are heavily weathered, large deposits of barite are also found there at the soil-bedrock. It is also found as concentrations in sandstone and sand. Sometimes, barite grows in beautiful rose shape within the sand, which is termed as “desert rose”. These naturally creative structures are somewhat honey golden in color.
Barite has a very low hardness of almost 2.5 to 3.5 on the Moh’s scale. The lustre of this crystal is from vitreous to pearly, and it is basically in transparent or translucent form.
|Cleavage||Perfect, in two directions|
|Other Names||Baryte, Heavyspar, Desert Rose|
|Crystal Habit||Tabular parallel to base, fibrous, nodular to massive|
|Diaphaneity||Transparent - Opaque|
|Moh's scale (hardness)||3-3.5|
|Sources||Brazil, Nigeria, Canada, Chile, China, India, Greece, Guatemala, Iran, Ireland , Liberia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Romania, Turkey, South Africa, Thailand, UK and in the USA from Cheshire, Connecticut, De Kalb, New York and Fort Wallace.|
|Color||Yellow, Brown, Colorless, Pink, Red, Green, Blue|
|Chakra Healing||Third eye chakra, Crown chakra|
Barite is a crystal found generally in green, light blue, white, and colorless forms.