strontianite

noun
stron·​tian·​ite | \ ˈsträn(t)-shə-ˌnīt How to pronounce strontianite (audio) \

Definition of strontianite

: a mineral consisting of a carbonate of strontium and occurring in various forms and colors

Examples of strontianite in a Sentence

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, 4 July 2021

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First Known Use of strontianite

1794, in the meaning defined above

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“Strontianite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strontianite. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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