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[stron-shee-uh-nahyt, -shuh-nahyt]
  1. 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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Historical Examples of strontianite

  • By Dr. Scheibler's important discovery, a new era has begun in the matter of strontianite.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882


British Dictionary definitions for strontianite


  1. 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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