barite

noun
bar·​ite | \ˈber-ˌīt \

Definition of barite 

: barium sulfate occurring as a mineral

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Excavated from what was once a barite mine 250 miles from the capital Rabat, the fossils were sent for study to the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Olivia Yasukawa And Tom Page, CNN, "Inside the lab rewriting the origins of humanity," 25 Oct. 2017 Hominid remains were actually stumbled upon there in the 1960s by miners looking for the crystalline mineral barite, and were studied at the time by anthropologists. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "Humans Evolved 100,000 Years Earlier Than We Thought—But Mysteries Remain," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of barite

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barite

Greek barytēs weight, from barys

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