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Lithia Quartz

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Lithia Quartz, as the term has been historically used in southern California, is an older term for any lithia-bearing mineral inclusion in quartz, not necessarily lepidolite or being lavender in color, and has been used to describe quartz containing phantoms or micro-crystalline layered inclusions including Tourmaline Group minerals such as Elbaite or Foitite (not to be confused with the variety 'Tourmalinated Quartz'), and more often consisting of minerals such as Spodumene, Amblygonite, Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series, or Triphylite Group minerals such as Lithiophilite, Triphylite-Lithiophilite Series, and lithium-containing Mica Group minerals such as Lepidolite, Trilithionite, Polylithionite, etc.

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