Definition of "spodumene" []

  • A greenish to pinkish or lilac mineral, LiAlSi2O6, used as a source of lithium and in transparent varieties as a gemstone. (noun)

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Use "spodumene" in a sentence
  • "These sources are less expensive to mine than from rock such as spodumene, petalite, and other lithium-bearing minerals."
  • "I used shiny white glaze on one and kind of a stoneware glaze (spodumene) on the other."
  • "It's been known for a long time that Afghanistan has a lot of spodumene, but it's much more expensive and difficult to process into a useable precursor for lithium battery materials than are the brines."