Definition of strontianite in English:

strontianite

noun

  • [mass noun] A rare pale greenish-yellow or white mineral consisting of strontium carbonate.

    • ‘These molds are now lined with crystals of celestine, fluorite, pyrite, strontianite, dolomite, calcite, sphalerite, and barite.’
    • ‘Vug-filling minerals are barite, calcite, celestine, dolomite, sphalerite, and strontianite.’
    • ‘Other carbonates, i.e., ankerite, siderite, witherite, strontianite, may form if the respective metal cations are available.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from strontian (see strontia)+ -ite.

Pronunciation:

strontianite

/ˈstrɒnʃ(ə)nʌɪt/