Definition of strontianite in English:

strontianite

Line breaks: stron¦tian|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈstrɒnʃ(ə)nʌɪt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A rare pale greenish-yellow or white mineral consisting of strontium carbonate.
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    • These molds are now lined with crystals of celestine, fluorite, pyrite, strontianite, dolomite, calcite, sphalerite, and barite.
    • Other carbonates, i.e., ankerite, siderite, witherite, strontianite, may form if the respective metal cations are available.
    • Vug-filling minerals are barite, calcite, celestine, dolomite, sphalerite, and strontianite.

Origin

late 18th century: from strontian (see strontia) + -ite1.

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