celestite

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English[edit]

Celestite
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin caelestis(celestial, heavenly), because of the usual blue shade. [1]

Noun[edit]

celestite (countable and uncountable, plural celestites)

  1. (mineralogy) A colourless, orange or blue mineral, strontium sulfate, SrSO4, that is an ore of strontium and constitutes the skeletons of Acantharea.

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External links[edit]

  • celestite Barthelmy, David (accessed 29 August 2016) Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1]
  • celestite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016
  1. ^ James D. Dana: Dana's System of Mineralogy. Volume II, seventh edition, revised by Charles Palache, Harry Berman, and Clifford Frondel. John Wiley & Sons, 1951