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strontianite

[ stron-shee-uh-nahyt, -shuh-nahyt ]
/ ˈstrɒn ʃi əˌnaɪt, -ʃəˌnaɪt /
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noun

a mineral, strontium carbonate, SrCO3, occurring in radiating, fibrous, or granular aggregates and crystals, varying from white to yellow and pale green: a minor ore of strontium.

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Origin of strontianite

First recorded in 1785–95; strontian + -ite1
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strontianite
/ (ˈstrɒntɪəˌnaɪt) /

noun

a white, lightly coloured, or colourless mineral consisting of strontium carbonate in orthorhombic crystalline form: it is a source of strontium compounds. Formula: SrCO 3
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