Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. India is the largest Byrates producer
2. Rajasthan accounts for largest Byrates resource
3. Byrates mainly used in oil well drilling
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Answer: [C] Only 3

China is the largest producer of Byrates in the world accounting for around 43% of world production.  Andhra Pradesh account’s for over 90 per cent country’s Byrates resource. It is mainly used in oil-well drilling and it is estimated that 90% of the barytes produced in the world is used only for drilling purposes. It is also found useful in the manufacture of white pigment or extender in pigments and barium chemicals, in the glass industry and as filler in rubber, leather, textile and paper goods.

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