Definition of Spodumene

1. Noun. A pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminum silicate; a source of lithium.

Terms within: Atomic Number 3, Li, Lithium
Generic synonyms: Mineral
Specialized synonyms: Kunzite, Hiddenite



Definition of Spodumene

1. n. A mineral of a white to yellowish, purplish, or emerald-green color, occuring in prismatic crystals, often of great size. It is a silicate of aluminia and lithia. See Hiddenite.

Definition of Spodumene

1. Noun. (minerology) A greenish, yellowish or pinkish mineral, a lithium pyroxene (LiAl(SiO3)2) that is an ore of lithium, and a gemstone ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spodumene

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Medical Definition of Spodumene

1. A mineral of a white to yellowish, purplish, or emerald-green colour, occuring in prismatic crystals, often of great size. It is a silicate of aluminia and lithia. See Hiddenite. Origin: Gr, p. Pr. Pass. From to burn to ashes, from spodos ashes; cf. F. Spodumene. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spodumene

spodic
spodic horizon
spodiosite
spodium
spodiums
spodogenous
spodogram
spodography
spodomancy
spodomantic
spodophorous
spodoptera
spodosol
spodosols
spods
spodumene (current term)
spodumenes
spoffish
spoffy
spoil
spoil-sport
spoil-sports
spoil five
spoil heap
spoil the ship for a hap'orth of tar
spoilable
spoilables
spoilage
spoilages
spoilation

Literary usage of Spodumene

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1. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"I| VIL spodumene from Uto 1 IX. spodumene from Norwich X. spodumene from ... XL spodumene from Sterling Rammelsberg.** Each of the three analyses by ..."

2. Gems by Helen Barlett Bridgman (1916)
"spodumene is fibrous and tough, in this respect something like jade. ... A variety of spodumene, discovered in North Carolina in 1879, at Stony Point, ..."

3. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrography from the Laboratories of the by Samuel Lewis Penfield, Louis Valentine Pirsson (1901)
"A. UNALTERED spodumene. The greater part of the unaltered spodumene occurs in ... In this form the spodumene has a dull white color; it is in many cases ..."

4. A System of Mineralogy: In which Minerals are Arranged According to the by ROBERT. JAMESON (1820)
"On exposure to the blowpipe, it first separates into golden-coloured leales, and then into a kind of powder or ash ; hence the name spodumene, ..."

5. Descriptive Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1917)
"spodumene has a glassy luster, which is pearly on cleavage surfaces. Its color is white, gray, greenish or yellowish green, or amethystine. ..."

6. Precious Stones and Gems: Their History, Sources and Characteristics by Edwin William Streeter (1892)
"spodumene. T is only of late that this mineral has been cut as a gem-stone. In colour and appearance the clear spodumene is not unlike Chrysoberyl. ..."

7. Gems, Jewelers' Materials, and Ornamental Stones of California by George Frederick Kunz (1905)
"A most remarkable discovery of transparent lilac-colored and pale pink to white spodumene has lately been made in California. The crystals were obtained ..."

8. Precious Stones and Gems: Their History, Sources and Characteristics by Edwin William Streeter (1898)
"spodumene is found in a large number of localities, but the transparent ... spodumene. Composition:—Silica Alumina Lithia Iron oxide and soda 64.5 29-0 5"5 ..."

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