Radian Barite, AKA Radiobaryte
Common name: Radian Barite
Formula: (Ba, Ra)SO4
Approximate weight: 404g
Locality: Lahost, Czechia
Radian Barite is a naturally occurring mineral that contains traces of radioactive elements such as radium, uranium, and thorium. These radioactive isotopes can emit ionizing radiation, which poses potential health risks. Due to its radioactivity, special precautions and regulations are necessary when handling and disposing of radian barite to ensure the safety of workers and the environment. Despite the radioactivity, radian barite’s high density and chemical properties still make it a sought-after mineral in certain industrial applications.
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