spodumene

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spodumene a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminum silicate; a source of lithium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spodumene (Min) A mineral of a white to yellowish, purplish, or emerald-green color, occurring in prismatic crystals, often of great size. It is a silicate of alumina and lithia. See Hiddenite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spodumene A silicate of aluminium and lithium, occurring usually in flattened prismatic crystals, near pyroxene in form, also in cleavable masses. It is hard, transparent to translucent, and varies in color from grayish-, yellowish-, or greenish-white to emerald-green and purple. The emerald-green variety (hiddenite), found in North Carolina, is used as a gem. Also called triphane.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spodumene spod′ū-mēn a silicate of aluminium and lithium.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , p. pr. pass. from to burn to ashes, from spodo`s ashes; cf. F. spodumène,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. spodoun, to burn to ashes, spodos, ashes.

Usage

In literature:

Kunzite, like all spodumene, has a pronounced cleavage.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
The stone was said to be spodumene, of a very high class, and had a a lilac tint theretofore unknown.
"The Heritage of the Hills" by Arthur P. Hankins
In 1881 J. Lawrence Smith proved it to be spodumene, and named it.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
Analysis by R. O. E. Davis showed it to be a spodumene.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
It is an aluminium sodium silicate, NaAl(SiO3)2, related to spodumene.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
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In science:

Chemical element Li is present at minerals which representatives are petalite and spodumene.
Fugacity of condensed media
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