Definition of Celestite

1. Noun. A mineral consisting of strontium sulphate.

Terms within: Atomic Number 38, Sr, Strontium
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Celestite

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

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Definition of Celestite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Celestite

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Literary usage of Celestite

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1. Report (1905)
"That the sulphur should be associated with celestite is, hence, self evident. The enormous deposits of sulphur at Girgenti and vicinity on the Island of ..."

2. Rock Minerals: Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1911)
"Barite and celestite are insoluble in acids; anglesite is difficultly soluble in ... Barite and celestite are often completely replaced by carbonates of ..."

3. Lectures on Mineralogy: Delivered at the School of Mines, Columbia College by Thomas Egleston (1886)
"The white celestite from Sicily has another form, which is that of the last ... This is from the round masses of celestite which are found at Paris and in ..."

4. Descriptive Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1917)
"Many celestite crystals are very similar in habit to those of barite. FIG. 135.—celestite Crystals with « P, ..."

5. General Economic Geology: A Textbook by William Harvey Emmons (1922)
"celestite occurs in crevices in limestones and associated with gypsum, calcite, and sulphur in sedimentary rocks. Rarely it is a gangue mineral in ..."

6. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"celestite celestite (SrSO^ is found in crevices in limestones and in beds of chemical sediments, where it is general!}' associated with gypsum and sulphur. ..."

7. The Mineral Industry by Richard Pennefather Rothwell (1922)
"A new deposit of celestite on tidewater in British Columbia was reported in Canadian ... The celestite deposit in Bagot township, Renfrew County, Ontario, ..."

8. A System of Mineralogy: Descriptive Mineralogy, Comprising the Most Recent by James Dwight Dana, George Jarvis Brush (1868)
"Wicke found in celestite from a stratum of clay near Wassel—the ... Thomson gives for the composition of the Drummond I. celestite— ..."

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