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Spodumene Mineral Data

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General Spodumene Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 186.09 gm
   Lithium    3.73 %  Li    8.03 % Li2O
   Aluminum  14.50 %  Al   27.40 % Al2O3
   Silicon   30.18 %  Si   64.58 % SiO2
   Oxygen    51.59 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: LiAl(Si2O6)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1800
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Spodumene is from the Greek, spodoumenos, "burnt to ash," alluding to the ashy color of early specimens. Kunzite is named after the American gem expert, G. F. Kunz (1856-1932). Hi ddenite is named after the American mi
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Spodumene + Pronunciation Say SPODUMENE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Hiddenite - emerald green
  ICSD 30521
  Kunzite - pink, violet, purple
  PDF 33-786
  Triphane - colorless, yellow