Strontianite

carbonate

celestine

Formula: Sr(CO3) carbonate
Specific gravity: 3.74 to 3.78
Hardness: 3½
Streak: White
Colour: Colourless, white, yellowish, greenish, grey
Solubility: Readily soluble in hydrochloric acid; moderately soluble in sulphuric and nitric acid
Environments:

Carbonatites
Sedimentary environments
Hydrothermal environments

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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