strontianite

noun

stron·​tian·​ite ˈsträn(t)-shə-ˌnīt How to pronounce strontianite (audio)
: a mineral consisting of a carbonate of strontium and occurring in various forms and colors

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Only two minerals, however - celestite and strontianite - contain strontium in sufficient quantities for commercial use, and these minerals are found predominantly in sedimentary rocks. David Bressan, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 Only two minerals, however - celestite and strontianite - contain strontium in sufficient quantities for commercial use, and these minerals are found predominantly in sedimentary rocks. David Bressan, Forbes, 4 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strontianite was in 1794

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“Strontianite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strontianite. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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