YOGI-BAR (4.1 & 4.2)
Barite is a weighting material possessing a specific gravity ranging from 4.1 – 4.2 It is used in all muds to increase the density or weight.
Drilling-grade barite is produced from commercial BaSO4 containing ores. It may be produced from a single ore or a blend of ores and may be a straight-mined product or processed by beneficiation methods, i.e. washing, tabling, jigging or flotation. It may contain accessory minerals in addition to the barium sulphate (BaSO4) mineral. Because of mineral impurities, commercial barite can vary in colour from off-white to grey to red or brown.