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Baryte or barite (UK / b r t /, / b r a t / ) is a mineral consisting of barium sulfate (Ba S O 4). Baryte is generally white or colorless, and is the main source of barium.The baryte group consists of baryte, celestine (strontium sulfate), anglesite (lead sulfate), and anhydrite (calcium sulfate). Baryte and celestine form a solid solution (Ba,Sr)SO 4.