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Mineral resource of the month: Strontium

January 1, 2014

Strontium occurs commonly in nature, ranking as the 15th most abundant chemical element on Earth. Only two minerals contain sufficient strontium, however, to be used commercially to produce strontium compounds: Strontianite (strontium carbonate) has a higher strontium content, but celestite (strontium sulfate) is by far the most abundant strontium mineral.

Publication Year 2014
Title Mineral resource of the month: Strontium
Authors Joyce A. Ober
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earth
Index ID 70186705
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center