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Lithium Quartz

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Formula:
SiO2
A variety of Quartz

A name in common trade use for a pink/purple translucent to opaque variety of quartz, possibly containing inclusions of a lithium-rich mineral such as lepidolite - however it could equally be a misleading/incorrect name, and should be regarded a simply a coloured quartz until further investigation on this material is done.


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Chemical Properties of Lithium QuartzHide

Formula:
SiO2

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Elbaite1 photo of Lithium Quartz associated with Elbaite 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 Lithium QuartzHide

Localities for Lithium QuartzHide

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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. β“˜ - 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.
USA
 
  • California
    • San Diego Co.
      • Warner Springs District
        • Chihuahua Valley
San Diego Mining Company, 1998.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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