Pedley outcrop 1Barite (Barytes, Barium Sulfate, BaSO4) is a naturally occurring environmentally friendly mineral. Its main properties are its high specific gravity (4.5) and very low solubility. It is non-toxic and it is chemically and physically inert.

Barite is used in many industrial applications and is in high demand. The following are a few of the applications barite is used:

Filler in paints and plastics

Brake pads for the automotive industry

Chemical industry

Vehicle floor mats

Copper Smelting

Pharmaceutical markets

Oil and gas drilling as a weighting agent in drilling fluid

Voyageur is pursuing production into the highest margin barite market worldwide – Barium Contrast Suspension for the pharmaceutical markets.