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