About Us

Mining Company

Intercontinental Mining is a Kazakhstan Barite Miner of High Grade/High Quality Barite for the Global Oil Services Industry & Oil Drillers in: Kazakhstan, Russia, China, India, Canada & The United States of America.  Established in 1996, The Company discovered a Barite & Strontium Resource Deposit.  Intercontinental Mining has a proven resource by the State Commission on Mineral Reserves of the Ministry of Geology and Subsoil Protection of the Republic Kazakhstan and Expert Opinion of the Reserves from the Government of Kazakhstan.

The mining company, founded in 1996 provides superior customer service and tremendous value for the oil industry with high grade Specific gravity‎: ‎4.2–5 American Petroleum Institute specification API 13/ISO 13500. высокое качество, высокий класс барит для бурения нефтяных скважин компании.

Within the discovery field there are distinguished disseminated, medium-thick disseminated and massive ores.

The disseminated ores contain:

  1. up to 15% of barium and strontium oxides and are defined as poor in quality
  2. medium-disseminated ores contain from 15 to 20% of barium and strontium (of medium quality)
  3. thick disseminated ores contain from 20 to 30% (rich)
  4. and massive ores containing more than 30% of barium and strontium oxides are characterized as highly rich in ore quality.

What is Barite used for?

Applied as hardener for drilling solution, and different branches of industry: varnish paint, glass, on plastic production, friction materials, linoleum, gummy, isolation material, Ba salts, and as protection from ionized radiation, for example, X –rays rooms, for production of heavy grouting cement.  Barite is also used as:

  1. filler, extender, weighting agent in paints, plastics, and rubber.
  2. automobile brake and clutch pads.
  3. automobile paint primer for metal protection and gloss.
  4. use as a weighting agent in rubber.
  5. cement jacket around underwater petroleum pipelines.

Barite Used In Healthcare

In the metal-casting industry, barite is part of the mold-release compounds. Because barite significantly blocks x-ray and gamma-ray emissions, it is used as aggregate in high-density concrete for radiation shielding around x-ray units in hospitals, nuclear powerplants, and university nuclear research facilities. Ultrapure barite is used as a contrast medium in x-ray and computed tomography examinations of the gastrointestinal tract.

Formation of Barite and Geology

Barite often occurs as concretions and void-filling crystals in sediments and sedimentary rocks. It is especially common as concretions and vein fillings in limestone and dolostone. Where these carbonate rock units have been heavily weathered, large accumulations of barite are sometimes found at the soil-bedrock contact. Many of the commercial barite mines produce from these residual deposits.

77% of baryte worldwide is used as a weighting agent for drilling fluids in oil and gas exploration to suppress high formation pressures and prevent blowouts.  As a well is drilled, the bit passes through various formations, each with different characteristics. The deeper the hole, the more barite is needed as a percentage of the total mud mix.


Barite is classified as a Critical Strategic Mineral

In 2014 the United States and Canada imported 81% of the barite consumed, 3,164,771 tons of barite (usgs). The majority of these imports were from China. This is why Barite is classified as a Critical Strategic Mineral by the US government.

Colin Bhimsen, CEO – Intercontinental Mining


Oil & Gas, Precious Metals Trading, Minerals Mining, Physical Commodities, Derivatives & Petrochemical Trading, Experienced Day Trader in Oil & Gas.  Mr. Bhimsen has a background in Business eCommerce Management from Canada. Through his wide network of partners and clients, he has become a well known individual with an extraordinary global energy entrepreneurial mindset.



Product Name:
Drilling Grade Barite Powder, API Barite Powder, Drilling Weighting Agent

Grey or off-white powder, Low Mercury and Cadmium, high specific gravity and BaSO4 content barite ore, milled accord to the API-13 standard.