Spodumene: Used as a lithium source mineral and as a gemstone

What is Spodumene? Spodumene is a pyroxene mineral that is typically found in lithiumrich pegmatites.It is usually associated with other lithium minerals such as lepidolite, eucryptite, and petalite.Spodumene has a chemical composition of LiAlSi 2 O 6 but small amounts of sodium sometimes substitute for lithium.. Throughout most of the 20th century, spodumene was the most important ore of

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Processing a spodumene ore to obtain lithium concentrates

This work describes a study conducted on the processing of a spodumene ore occurring as aplite pegmatitic lodes in granites located in Northern Portugal, in order to obtain lithium concentrates for addition to glass and ceramic bodies. Besides spodumene, the ore contained mainly K feldspar, quartz and mica, mainly muscovite.

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Spodumene Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

Spodumene is from the Greek word spodumenos which means burnt to ashes. This is a reference to its most common color. You will rarely find gray spodumene cut as gems, but the other colors can be spectacular. Kunzite is the pink variety of spodumene. It is primarily from Afghanistan.

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Spodumene mineral Britannica

Spodumene, a lithium aluminum silicate mineral (LiAlSi2O6) in the pyroxene family, an important ore of lithium and a source of ceramic materials. It is ordinarily found in lithiumbearing granite pegmatites. When brilliant and glassy, clear spodumene is valued as a semiprecious gem (more by

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Spodumene Treasure Mountain Mining

This is a superb gem crystal of triphane, the yellow variety of spodumene (a sister to pink kunzite.. $175.00 Add to Cart. Add to Wish List. Add to Compare. 2.1" 285ct TRIPHANE HIDDENITE YellowGreen Gemmy Crystal Afghanistan for sale.

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Spodumene Wikipedia

Spodumene is a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminium inosilicate, Li Al(Si O 3) 2, and is a source of lithium.It occurs as colorless to yellowish, purplish, or lilac kunzite (see below), yellowishgreen or emeraldgreen hiddenite, prismatic crystals, often of great size.Single crystals of 14.3 m (47 ft) in size are reported from the Black Hills of South Dakota, United States.

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Spodumene Gemstone Information GemSelect

Spodumene is a gemstonequality pyroxene mineral that draws its name from the Greek word 'spodumenos', which means 'ash colored'. Its name is derived from the natural color of opaque, industrialgrade spodumene crystals, which are often found in unattractive, dull ashgray colors.

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Spodumene: Mineral information, data and localities.

Spodumene is worked as an ore of lithium, but it is most highly prized as a gem material the varieties Kunzite (pink) and Hiddenite (green) are especially sought after. It is usually found as a constituent of lithiumrich pegmatites. Visit gemdat for gemological information about Spodumene.

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Optimisation of spodumene flotation

The spodumene grains present were found them to contain from 5.55% to 7.03% Li 2O. The relatively low grade of the ore and variation in lithium content of the spodumene, also being relatively low, would normally present significant difficulties in the recovery of the spodumene and in preparing a marketable concentrate grade.

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SPODUMENE (Lithium Aluminum Silicate)

Spodumene is a rock forming mineral in granites and pegmatites that bear other lithium minerals. Spodumene is a relatively new mineral to science, being discovered in the last three centuries and gem varieties have only been discovered in the last 120 years.

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