celestite

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Celestite
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin caelestis (celestial, heavenly), "celestial" 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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References[edit]

  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