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Spodumene

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Named from Greek "spodoumenos", reduced to ashes - when the mineral is ignited.

An important ore of lithium, also see the varieties kunzite (pink) and hiddenite (green).

Most commonly found within lithium-rich pegmatites

Group Parent: 
Type Locality
Utö Mines, Utö, Södermanland, Sweden
Mineral Data
LiAlSi2O6
Strunz: 
9.DA.30
Physical Properties
Colour: 
colorless, yellow
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Streak: 
White
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
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