celestite


celestite
/sel"euh stuyt'/, n.
a white to pale-blue mineral, strontium sulfate, SrSO4, occurring in tabular crystals, the principal ore of strontium.
Also, celestine /sel"i stin, -stuyn'/.
[1850-55; celest(ine) celestite ( < G Zölestin < L coelest(is), var. of caelestis CELESTIAL + G -in -IN2) + -ITE1]

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Universalium. 2010.