Desku™ Group México S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Desku™ Group Inc., is a Mexican barite and iron ore mining company.
Desku™ Mining Group's strategic partners are legally constituted companies incorporated in Mexico, with the purpose of exploitation and extraction of barium sulphate and iron ore minerals. Through the years Desku™ Group has developed and cultivated close relationships and working partnerships in the Mexican mining industry.
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What is Barite?
Barite is a mineral consisting of barium sulfate. It most often occurs in hydrothermal veins and as veins in limestones. It is a relatively inert mineral with a high density. It is the primary ore of barium. The most common use of barite is as a weighting agent in drilling muds.
Use of Barite:
Most barite produced is used as a weighting agent in drilling muds. These high density muds are circulated down the drill stem and return to the surface between the drill stem and the wall of the well. This action effectively flushes the cuttings produced by the drill and carries them to the surface. Barite is also used as a pigment in paints and as weighted filler for paper and cloth. It is the primary ore of barium. Barite's high density makes it opaque to x-rays. If it is given to a patient as a drink or enema it can be used to image the shape of internal organs by x-ray