Barite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

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.

Where is Barite found?

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.

Healing Properties

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.

Barite Facts

Some facts about Barite

  • The Baryte group comprises of Baryte, anglesite, Celestine, and Anhydrite.
  • The International Mineralogical Association approved of "barite" as the official spelling when it was found in 1959.
  • Barite is used as a weighting agent in gas exploration to restrain high pressure and avoiding nosh-ups, and in drilling out fluids in oil.
  • In olden times, Barite was used for producing barium hydroxide, which in turn was used as a white tint for paper, textiles and paint. It was also used for sugar refining.
  • Although, Barite contains a toxic substance called Barium, but it is not considered toxic by most of the governments due to its high solubility.
  • For discovering the pattern of the dreams and interpreting them it is a belief to keep a barite crystal under your pillow while sleeping.

Metaphysical Properties

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.

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Barite Color

Barite is a crystal found generally in green, light blue, white, and colorless forms.

Barite Colors

  • CleavagePerfect, in two directions
  • Other NamesBaryte, Heavyspar, Desert Rose
  • Crystal HabitTabular parallel to base, fibrous, nodular to massive
  • StreakWhite
  • Refractive Index1.636-1.648
  • DiaphaneityTransparent - Opaque
  • Mohs scale (hardness)3-3.5
  • SourcesBrazil, 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.
  • Chemical formulaBaSO4
  • LustreVitreous
  • ColorYellow, Brown, Colorless, Pink, Red, Green, Blue
  • Chakra HealingThird Eye Chakra,Crown Chakra
  • BirthstoneFebruary
  • Zodiacaquarius
Write Comments
  • Micy
    Nov 5, 2014, 3:34:20 PM

    Some of the properties of Barite go with my requirements. May I choose it for wearing? Will it be suitable for me?

  • Gemexi
    Nov 19, 2014, 3:49:55 PM

    Hi Micy, if you find the properties of similar to your needs then you should go for it. Before this you must be sure that your Zodiac should Taurus or Aries as these are the suitable Zodiac for this charm. Apart from this you may also ask for recommendation from your astrologer. He will suggest you an apt crystal for you.

  • Esta
    Nov 27, 2014, 12:22:18 AM

    One may use this talisman as an Anti-depressant or Anti-stress stone as it helps the beings in releasing all their feelings and emotions which they never express keep them with themselves. I want to try this gemstone for my aunt as she is going through similar issues in her life. Suggest please if I could prefer it for her?

  • Gemexi
    Jan 13, 2015, 1:46:11 AM

    You may prefer this talisman if you find this talisman suitable as per your requirements, in fact you may ask for your astrologer's suggestion too.

  • Ricky Slater
    Apr 13, 2015, 4:31:52 AM

    barite gemstone enhances the memory and sharpens the mind of the wearer..i want this charm for my child so that his qualities may get raised with this charm and he may become more talented..

  • Ashley
    Jul 7, 2015, 5:05:17 AM

    Barite is a useful stone for inter-dimensional journeys, as it will give you the advantage of being able to be guided back safely.

  • james
    Dec 10, 2015, 5:53:18 AM

    Hey i need help!1 my grandmother has lost her memory and now she's in hospital doctors have permitted her to go home now but we're confused what to do?? please is anybody there to tell me that do Barite really heals memory loss?

  • sarash
    Apr 10, 2018, 11:23:15 PM

    Barite is a great boon to me coz I’m no longer addicted to overusing painkillers.

  • Harley
    Jul 29, 2019, 10:26:00 PM

    Wow!! This stone is amazing. Please notify me whenever it is in stock. Thanks.

  • johana
    Nov 18, 2019, 9:42:43 PM

    Your blog looks simply amazing!!

  • gracia
    Jan 9, 2020, 9:57:37 PM

    I like your barite pendants collection and surely buy it from you within a couple of days.

  • krith
    Jul 25, 2020, 6:57:50 AM

    Enchanting jewelry stuff...liked them

  • Bella
    Dec 30, 2020, 8:18:34 AM

    One should try this stone for its immense healing powers like it helps in getting rid of any addictive habit, it sharpens the brain and memory. Overall its beautiful stone.

    Dec 31, 2020, 4:37:35 AM

    Thanks for the feedback on your experience.

  • Josephine
    Mar 12, 2021, 5:55:07 AM

    I am facing depression and stress in my job now. May I choose it for wearing?

    Mar 15, 2021, 5:28:02 AM

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  • Evander
    Jan 15, 2022, 6:21:52 AM

    I am suffering with anxiety and depression so can I wear this?

    Jan 17, 2022, 11:41:37 AM

    Evander, I would like to let you know that for Depression & Anxiety you can wear Blue Angelite, Topaz. These crystals are best to provide mental & emotional support. Thanks for sharing your concern. We will be happy to assist you again.

  • Marco
    Jul 4, 2022, 10:50:21 AM

    wow, this stone is amazing. Loved it.


    Thankyou Marco for sharing your review with us. We are glad to know you liked our collection. We would be happy to assist you again..:)

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