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Bikitaite from
Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Bikitaite
Formula:LiAlSi2O6 · H2O
Comments:Generally conceded to be the world's finest locality for the species.
Habit:Long tabular prismatic blades.
Colour:Colorless
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Mineralogical Record: 1: 92.; Am Min 54 (1969), 1467-1469; Rocks and Minerals, (1985) 60:76-82; Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook 1981, 39-48
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Apatite2 photos of Bikitaite associated with Apatite at this locality.
Eosphorite1 photo of Bikitaite associated with Eosphorite at this locality.
Rhodochrosite1 photo of Bikitaite associated with Rhodochrosite at this locality.
Fluorapatite1 photo of Bikitaite associated with Fluorapatite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Bikitaite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
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