Geochemical Scavenging of Strontium

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Science  26 Dec 1958:
Vol. 128, Issue 3339, pp. 1623-1624
DOI: 10.1126/science.128.3339.1623


Crandallite, an abundant mineral belonging to the alunite structure type, is a geochemical host for ordinary strontium in the soil profile and the deeper ground-water circulation. It may be useful in the scavenging or storage of the radioisotopes of strontium and certain other elements.