Celestite meaning

sĕlĭ-stīt, sə-lĕstīt
A white, red-brown, orange, or light blue principal strontium ore, essentially strontium sulfate, SrSO4 , found in sedimentary rock.
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A soft, orthorhombic mineral, SrSO4, that is the chief ore of strontium; strontium sulfate.
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(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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Origin of celestite

  • celestine –ite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin caelestis (“celestial, heavenly”), "celestial" because of the usual blue shade.

    From Wiktionary