Formula: Sr(CO3) carbonate
Specific gravity: 3.74 to 3.78
Colour: Colourless, white, yellowish, greenish, grey
Solubility: Readily soluble in hydrochloric acid; moderately soluble in sulphuric and nitric acid
Strontainite is an epithermal (low temperature) hydrothermal mineral associated with
baryte, celestine and
calcite in veins in
limestone or marl, and
less frequently in igneous rocks.
It alters to celestine and is itself also found as an alteration product of celestine.
Common impurities: Ca
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