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heavy spar

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noun Mineralogy.
  1. barite.
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Origin of heavy spar

First recorded in 1780–90
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Historical Examples

  • There is at the Warm Springs a thriving mill for crushing and pulverizing barites, known vulgarly as heavy-spar.

    On Horseback

    Charles Dudley Warner

British Dictionary definitions for heavy spar

heavy spar

  1. another name for barytes
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