lepidolite


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le·pid·o·lite

 (lĭ-pĭd′l-īt′)
n.
A lilac or pink to gray mineral of the mica group, K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2, used as lithium ore and in ceramic production.

lepidolite

(lɪˈpɪdəˌlaɪt; ˈlɛpɪdəˌlaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a lilac, pink, or greyish mica consisting of a hydrous silicate of lithium, potassium, aluminium, and fluorine, containing rubidium as an impurity: a source of lithium and rubidium. Formula: K2Li3Al4Si7O21(OH,F)3
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Noun1.lepidolite - a mineral of the mica group; an important source of lithium
atomic number 3, Li, lithium - a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals
atomic number 37, Rb, rubidium - a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali metal group; burns in air and reacts violently in water; occurs in carnallite and lepidolite and pollucite
isinglass, mica - any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity
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lépidolite
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Dr Adam Roper will present on an alternative approach for the processing of lepidolite ores via sulphation baking, providing a comparison against conventional processing flowsheets and addressing the major key risks of currently adopted methods.
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Spectral Evolution said its oreXpress spectrometer with EZ-ID software can provide critical real-time mineral identification for key pathfinder minerals in lithium exploration, including lepidolite and spodumene.
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The collection is now retailing on their website and includes some rare varieties of Jasper, Hemimorphite and Lepidolite gemstones in beautiful swirls of colors, grain and cuts.
There were no high-value pieces, but from Jose's son Marco (who lives with him in Aracuai) I procured a few attractive lepidolite specimens which had recently come from a mine near Pau Alto.
It should be noted that some of the intercepts from this area, in addition to North Ravensthorpe, include a small proportion of the lithium-bearing mineral lepidolite, in addition to spodumene.
4] micas [left arrow] Increasing amounts of Si Increasing amount of Fe [left arrow] Li--micas Lepidolite K-Li,Al Zinnwaldite K-[Fe.
Geochronologists formerly dated feldspar and the K-bearing mica minerals biotite, muscovite, and lepidolite by the [sup.
London and Evensen, 2002); (3) an increase in the Ca content of the fluids by interaction with the host schist; (4) an increase in host-rock permeability or porosity reflecting either rock type differences or fracture propagation related to deformation accommodating cooling of the granite pluton below; (5) precipitation of lepidolite within the vein selvage, removing F (ligand) and Li (buffer) from the fluids; or (6) simply because of decreases in pressure and/or temperature.
Other minerals containing significant F concentrations are topaz, lepidolite, zinnwaldite, and the mica group (Robinson and Edgington 1946).