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TITLE
The Strontium Song
EXTERNAL ID
Z_PC_STRONTIANSCHOOL_SONG
PLACENAME
Strontian
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
DATE OF IMAGE
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
The Pupils of Strontian Primary School
SOURCE
Strontian Primary School
ASSET ID
129
KEYWORDS
chemistry
lead mining
science
battle hymn of the republic
ardnamurchan
loch sunart
chemicals
The Strontium Song

The children of Strontian Primary School wrote the lyrics to this song to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the isolating of metallic strontium.

Strontianite (SrCO3) is a mineral which is named after the village of Strontian in Ardnamurchan, having been discovered in the lead mines there in 1787. Strontium, which is found in strontianite, was discovered in 1798 by Thomas Charles Hope. Sir Humphry Davy used electrolysis to isolate metallic strontium and announced his discovery in a lecture to the Royal Society on 30th June 1808.

Strontian is the only place in the British Isles, and one of the very few places in the world, to have one of the hundred or so chemical elements named after it.

The song is sung to the the tune of The Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe.

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The Strontium Song

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

2000s

chemistry; lead mining; science; battle hymn of the republic; ardnamurchan; loch sunart; chemicals

Strontian Primary School

The children of Strontian Primary School wrote the lyrics to this song to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the isolating of metallic strontium. <br /> <br /> Strontianite (SrCO3) is a mineral which is named after the village of Strontian in Ardnamurchan, having been discovered in the lead mines there in 1787. Strontium, which is found in strontianite, was discovered in 1798 by Thomas Charles Hope. Sir Humphry Davy used electrolysis to isolate metallic strontium and announced his discovery in a lecture to the Royal Society on 30th June 1808.<br /> <br /> Strontian is the only place in the British Isles, and one of the very few places in the world, to have one of the hundred or so chemical elements named after it.<br /> <br /> The song is sung to the the tune of The Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe.