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Lithian Muscovite

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About Lithian MuscoviteHide

Formula:
KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
A lithium-bearing variety of Muscovite.
A red muscovite does not necessarily imply that the muscovite is lithium rich. Chemical analyses have indicated that muscovite can be pink, not due to Li content, but rather the color is due to the dominance of Mn3+ on Fe2+ in the absence of Fe3+ (Deer, WA, Howie, RA and Zussman, J. (1992) An Introduction to the Rock-Forming Minerals. 2 nd edition, Longman, 696 p., Hong Kong.).


Physical Properties of Lithian MuscoviteHide

Fracture:
Micaceous

Chemical Properties of Lithian MuscoviteHide

Formula:
KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Albite3 photos of Lithian Muscovite associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Lithian Muscovite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Cleavelandite1 photo of Lithian Muscovite associated with Cleavelandite on mindat.org.
Microcline1 photo of Lithian Muscovite associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Microlite Group1 photo of Lithian Muscovite associated with Microlite Group on mindat.org.
Olenite1 photo of Lithian Muscovite associated with Olenite on mindat.org.
Elbaite1 photo of Lithian Muscovite associated with Elbaite on mindat.org.
Wodginite1 photo of Lithian Muscovite associated with Wodginite on mindat.org.
Simpsonite1 photo of Lithian Muscovite associated with Simpsonite on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Internet Links for Lithian MuscoviteHide

Localities for Lithian MuscoviteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Algeria
 
  • Tamanghasset Province
    • Ahaggar Mtn (Hoggar Mtn)
Kesraoui Mokrane; Marignac Christian; Verkaeren Jean, 2000: Late magmatic evolution of rare earth granites; example of the Tin-Amzi Cupola Ahaggar, Algeria. Bulletin du Service Geologique de l'Algerie 11(2): 195-216
Canada
 
  • Manitoba
    • Falcon Lake
Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
Phillips, K. A. (1978) Minerals of Manitoba: Vol 1 Nonmetallic and pegmatic. Manitoba Mineral Resources Division Educational Series 78/1
    • Lac-du-Bonnet area
      • Bernic Lake
        • Buck claim
Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 15, pp.489-499 (1977); Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
      • Greer Lake
Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
      • Rush Lake
Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
      • Shatford Creek-Bird River Area
Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
  • Ontario
    • Kenora District
      • Paterson Lake Area
www.cim.org/meetings/Abstract.cfm?PaperNum=1074&ShowID=33.
China
 
  • Guangxi
    • Guilin
      • Gongcheng Co.
Desong Lin and Kaixuan Wang (1987): Geology and Prospecting 23(4), 14-20
  • Hunan
    • Chenzhou
      • Linwu Co.
        • Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field
Zhijun Shen, Linglin Xie, and Zhengyu Quan (2003): Hunan Geology 22(1), 30-33, 63
      • Yizhang Co.
        • Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field
Yirang Chen (1981): Geology and Prospecting 17(2), 25-30; Xiaofeng Cao, Xinbiao Lü, Mouchun He, Hong Niu, Baofeng Du, and Wei Mei (2009): Mineral Deposits 28(5), 611-620; Ottens, B. (2011): Mineralogical Record 42, 557-603
    • Yongzhou
      • Dao Co.
        • Jiuyishan Sn-W ore field
Xingyu Liao (2001): Geology and Prospecting 37(4), 18-22
    • Zhuzhou
      • Chaling Co.
Zhijun Shen, Linglin Xie, and Zhengyu Quan (2003): Hunan Geology 22(1), 30-33, 63
  • Inner Mongolia
    • Hohhot League (Huhehaote Prefecture)
      • Wuchuan Co.
Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
  • Jiangsu
    • Suzhou
      • Huqiu District
Xiaojun Yuan, Chuanli Wan, and Jianping He (2004): Geology and Prospecting 40(1), 31-35
  • Jiangxi
    • Ganzhou
      • Yudu Co.
Minqing Cheng and Cunchang Wang (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(6), 25-28; Zhiwen Feng, Weihua Xia, Jintong Zhang, and Ziying Chen (1989): Earth Science - Journal of China University of Geosciences 14(4), 423-432
    • Jiujiang
      • De'an Co.
Wenxue Zou (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(1), 8-18
    • Yichun
      • Yuanzhou District
        • Yichun complex (Yashan batholith)
Chengfa Wang (1986): Mineral Deposits 5(2), 85-96; Desong Lin (1993): Mineral Resources and Geology 7(4), 262-266
  • Sichuan
    • Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Kangding Co.
        • Kangding pegmatite field
Chenghua Zhang and Guodong Ji (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(4), 22-28
  • Xinjiang
    • Hami Prefecture (Kumul Prefecture; Qumul Prefecture)
      • Hami Co. (Kumul Co.; Qumul Co.)
        • Huangshan-Jing'erquan ore belt
Lanying Ma and Jianhua Chen (2000): Journal of Gems and Gemmology 2(3), 61-62
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Aletai Prefecture (Altay Prefecture)
        • Fuyun Co. (Koktokay Co.)
          • Koktokay pegmatite field (Keketuohai pegmatite field)
            • Altay Mine
Tianren Zou, Xiangchen Zhang, Fuyi Jia, Rucong Wang, Huizhi Cao, and Boqing Wu (1986): Mineral Deposits 5(4), 34-48
Egypt
 
  • Red Sea
    • Eastern Desert
Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Mozambique
 
  • Zambezia Province
    • Alto Ligonha District
Neiva, A.M.R. (2014): Micas, feldspars and columbite–tantalite minerals from the zoned granitic lepidolite-subtype pegmatite at Namivo, Alto Ligonha, Mozambique. European Journal of Mineralogy: 25(6): 967-985
Norway
 
  • Aust-Agder
    • Iveland
      • Frikstad
Knut Edvard Larsen observation at site aug. 2006 (see Larsen & Erambert (2007),
  • Nordland
    • Meløy
      • Holandsfjord
[?], Chr. (1962): Needle shaped muscovite crystals. in Geologisk Museum. Interne notater 1961-1990. Published by Geologisk Museums Venner, Oslo 1991, p 8
Portugal
 
  • Guarda
    • Guarda
João Farinha Ramos (2007) Locality no. 5: Seixo Amarelo-Gonçalo Rare Element Aplite-Pegmatite Field. in ALEXANDRE LIMA & ENCARNACIÓN RODA ROBLES ed (2007) GRANITIC PEGMATITES: THE STATE OF THE ART - FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK. MEMÓRIAS N. º 9, UNIV. DO PORTO, FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS, DEPARTAMENTO DE GEOLOGIA pp 73-86.
João Farinha Ramos (2007) Locality no. 5: Seixo Amarelo-Gonçalo Rare Element Aplite-Pegmatite Field. in ALEXANDRE LIMA & ENCARNACIÓN RODA ROBLES ed (2007) GRANITIC PEGMATITES: THE STATE OF THE ART - FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK. MEMÓRIAS N. º 9, UNIV. DO PORTO, FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS, DEPARTAMENTO DE GEOLOGIA pp 73-86.
Russia
 
  • Altai
Potseluev, A.A., Babkin, D.I., and Kotegov, V.I. (2006): Geology of Ore Deposits 48(5), 384-401.
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
    • Kyshtym (Kychtym; Kishtim)
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2013)
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
      • Vitim Plateau
Bulnaev, K.B. (2006): Geology of Ore Deposits 48(4), 277-289.
USA
 
  • Maine
    • Cumberland Co.
      • Baldwin
        • West Baldwin
Rocks & Min., November 2000
  • New Mexico
    • Taos Co.
      • Picuris District
Jahns, R. H. and Ewing, R. C. (1977): The Harding mine, Taos County, New Mexico. Mineralogical Record, 8 (2): 115-126.
  • Wisconsin
    • Dodge Co.
Buchholz, T., A. Falster, A. & W. Simmons (2007) Waylandite, bismuth and associated minerals from the Waterloo Quarry, southern Wisconsin: 34th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium Abstracts: 7-8.; Buchholz, Thomas W., Falster, Alexander U. and Simmons, Wm. B. (2016) Pegmatite Mineralogy of the Waterloo Quarry, Southern Wisconsin, USA. in Second Eugene E. Foord Pegmatite Symposium July 15-19, 2016 Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden, Colorado
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