Compassionate Transformation

Step into your Highest Self and your life purpose.

Release fear, pain, karma and ancestral wounds.

Feel safe, calm, connected and self-assured.

Know that you can positive change the world.

Let Barite lead you to a higher realm. 

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Healing Properties of Bartite

SpiritualBartite connects us with the spirit world where our beloved ancestors watch over us and guide us as we travel through life.  It assists us in releasing old karma and ancestral trauma, by showing us how we can transform the world we live in today.  Barite empowers us to step into our Highest Self, and to use the wisdom of that Self to bring peace and goodness into the world.  It helps us speak and act in ways that can make this life a Heaven on Earth.  Barite helps us to navigate the complexities of the real world, with compassion in our heart and a hint of laughter in our eyes.  It is an excellent tool for anyone interested in interdimensional astral travel, especially if one seeks to learn lessons and then bring them back to this plane to make a practical difference in the lives of those around us.  Bartite is recommended for dream analysis and lucid-dreaming.  It is also a powerful crystal for earth-healing rituals.  Barite is attuned to the Third Eye and Crown Chakras and is linked to the astrological signs of Aquarius.  It is connected to the Element of Storm and vibrates to the Number 1.

Emotional: Bartite teaches us that the most sacred work we can do in this life is to take ancient hatred/pain and transform it by acts of love in the present-day.  Barite reminds us that we have power.  We cannot solve all the world’s problems by ourselves, but we can play a role in moving the world in a better direction.  Barite encourages teamwork, enhances friendship and helps us to nurture our relationships.  At the same time, Barite encourages us to stand in our own power, and not let the expectations of other people hold us back or determine our own expectations of ourselves.  Barite gives us permission to release the painful emotions that may have become trapped inside us, such as grief, anger and confusion.  Its soothing energy brings us a sense of calm self-assurance.  Barite reduces shyness and helps us communicate our thoughts and feelings to others.  It gives us courage to face our fears, and do the things we know we need to do.

Mental: Bartite encourages us to go after our dreams and turn them into reality.  It gives us energy to finish projects and helps us to manifest big ideas.  Barite helps us to find our purpose and to be deeply aligned with it, showing that alignment through our words and actions.  It encourages us to be willing to change and able to admit when we’re in the wrong.  Barite assists us in thinking deeply about the most challenging problems in the world, all of which are outside of our own control, yet still affect us and can be affected by us.  Barite helps us to take action against injustice and be excited about the opportunity to do good.

Physical: Bartite is recommended for anyone suffering from substance-abuse or other forms of self-harm.  It helps us to be compassionate with those parts of ourselves that are acting out from fear or desperation.  It reminds us that the habits of the past do not have to dictate today’s choices or our future.  Barite also can help us understand that sometimes our thought processes are just habits, and those habits may be a physical manifestation of our brain’s chemistry, for example a lack of dopamine or serotonin may leave us feeling sad.  Rather than dwelling on the feelings or trying to cover them up, Barite helps us to problem-solve the root issue on a physical level.  Barite reminds us that when our brain chemistry is balanced, we automatically feel happier!  Barite is an excellent talisman for helping us depersonalize, question and transform negative thoughts and habits, rather than simply accepting them as a fact of life.  Barite is also a sweet talisman for anyone who has experience a brain injury or illness, as well anyone in need of general soothing.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Barite

Barite crystals, Clara Mine, Germany

Mineral Family: Sulfates

Chemical Composition: BaSO4
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: Generally colorless/white, but can also be yellow, brown, reddish-brown, blue
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Form/Habit: Tabular to prismatic
Fracture: Uneven
Gravity: 4.5
Hardness: 3-3.5
Luminescence: On occasion – yellowish-white (long wave)
Luster: Vitreous (glassy), pearly
Streak: White
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

Location: Barite is found in many locations worldwide.  Notable deposits are in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Congo, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romany, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom,  and the United States (California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, and Tennessee).

Mineral Family: Barite is a Sulfate mineral. Sulfates are a group of minerals whose crystal structure has four Oxygen atoms forming a square with a Sulfur atom in the center. There are approximately 200 types of Sulfates, with Gypsum and Barite being very common and the rest being quite rare, for example Celesite.

Associated Minerals/Elements: Calcite, Celestite, Fluorite, Galena, Hematite, Lead, Zinc

Formation: Barite forms in both igneous and sedimentary rocks and is deposited by many processes, including biogenic, hydrothermal and evaporation.  Because of all these variables, Barite grows in a variety of formations, from massive to stalactitic, as well as beautiful tabular crystals and “desert rose” aggregate rosettes.

Mining: Barite is often mined at the industrial level.  It is the most common of the Barium minerals and is the element’s principle ore.  Barite is also commonly found in Lead and Zinc veins.  It is an important industrial mineral for oil and gas production, and is additionally used in automotive, paper, cloth, and paint production.

Enhancements: All Barite on the market is natural, enhanced only through tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Synonyms: Baryte (commonly used outside of the United States)

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Barite

History of Barite

Barite Drilling Mud

In most healing crystals books, this crystal will be listed as Barite, which is the American-spelling of the name.  In the United Kingdom, the crystal is spelled Baryte.  The International Mineralogical Association initially used the American spelling and then later changed its mind and endorsed the British spelling.  The decision was controversial and rejected by American mineralogists who continue to use their own spelling.  Since many of the more famous modern lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers, were written by Americans, unsurprisingly they too use the American spelling.  Regardless of whether you prefer the I or the Y, the name itself comes from the Ancient Greek word barus, meaning “heavy” because it is noticeably heavy for a non-metallic mineral.

Blue Bartite, Jebel Ouichane, Morocco

The vast majority of Barite is mined industrially and then finely ground and mixed with water to help create a muddy drilling fluid for oil and gas exploration.  The mud cools the heat of the drill and Barite’s heavy weight helps to reduce the high pressures of drilling that can lead to dangerous blowouts.  The deeper the borehole, the more Barite is needed.  It is estimated that 99% of Bartite used in America is for this mud.  But it is also used for a variety of other purposes, including making white paint and dye, as well as giving weight to the paper used in playing cards, so that they can be dealt more easily around the table.

Barite also forms some truly lovely crystals, with high-quality specimens in demand among collectors.  Among the most desirable are sky-blue Barites which look similar to an Aquamarine, but are more fragile.

Barite Desert Rose, Lake Thunderbird area, Oklahoma, USA

According to Melody’s Love Is In the Earth, there is a Native American legend that Barite and Selenite “desert roses” were carved by warriors who had passed on to the spirit world.  The spirit warriors would gather together, for purposes unknown, and carve the Barite roses.  The crystals would then be scattered across a large area, so as not to reveal the exact location where the spirit warriors meet.  Alternative versions of the story, from tribes in the Southwest, is that the roses were scattered to protect the homeland or to remind the living that their ancestors were still watching over them.

Barite desert roses are especially common in Oklahoma.  According to E.L. Gilmore, a Cherokee storyteller, these beautiful crystals commemorate the Trail of Tears (1831-1870), the forced relocation of eastern Native American tribes to Oklahoma.  The people were forced to move and nothing in Heaven or Earth, could stop it.  But God saw the suffering of the people and acknowledged their pain.  For every tear that was shed along the Trail, a Barite desert rose appeared in Oklahoma.

Photos: Drilling Mud, Blue Bartite, Bartite Desert Rose

Ethically Sourced Barite


The Prospector gathers it and sends it to a Lapidary for polishing.

The Prospector then sell directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.






The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and short.

The Prospector and Lapidary are located in different countries but there are no middlemen involved.

The Mine

This Barite was gathered in the Hanz Mountain Range in Germany. 

Conditions are completely safe and cause no environmental damage.

Learn More: Ethical Mining


The Lapidary & Wholesaler

This Barite was polished in a Chinese Factory for a Danish prospector.   

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly. 

The Prospector runs a small one-man wholesale business to supports his family.

He buys directly from miners or gathers the rough stock personally and sells the polished stock.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

I first met this source at the 2020 Tucson Gem Show.  I was looking for a better source for Nuummite and found a new source that specialized in stones from Greenland and Northern Europe.  The owner is an old Danish prospector who has been in the business for almost 50 years and he has STORIES!  We talked for 2 hours straight and he provided me with the most detailed information of any other source I’ve ever met.  Without reservation, I bought some of everything.

Safe Handling of Barite


What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Barite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Germany

Polishing Method: Drum polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.


  • Color: Predominately pure white.  May have minor brown veins
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Irregular tumbled shapes
  • Size: Average size varies
    • Small is .75 in / 19 mm
    • Large is 1.25 in / 32 mm
  • Transparency: Mostly opaque, may have some translucent areas
  • Weight: Varies depending on the thickness of the stone
    • Average small is .3 oz / 8.5 g / 42 carats
    • Average large is 0.7 oz / 20 g / 99 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.


  1. Tracey R (Maryland)

    My stones showed up yesterday but I didn’t get a chance to unwrap them until this morning. I love getting stones from you. They always have such a lovely energy. I tell you what. The barite and Kammerite gave me such a rush I got dizzy. I haven’t had that happen in awhile. These stones were definitely the medicine I need right now.

  2. Kara W. (Nebraska)

    I received my crystals, their so pretty and flawless. I love them btw!

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