This investigation was a cooperative program of field geology and ore dressing studies set up for the summer of 1947 by the North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development, the South Carolina Research, Planning and Development Board, and the Regional Minerals Section of the TVA Division of Chemical Engineering. The purposes of the program were to determine whether or not the barite deposits of the Carolina belt were of sufficient extent and quality to be of interest to a producing and marketing organization, and to determine what method or methods of beneficiation would be most satisfactory for producing marketable barite concentrates. By E.C. Van Horn, J.R. LeGrand, and L.L. McMurray, 1949. 25 pages (pages 2 and 3 missing).