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Montebrasite Concentrate

Low Melt Spodumene

Formula: LiAlPO4(OH,F)

OxideAnalysisFormula
Li2O7.00%0.768
K2O0.60%0.021
Na2O0.30%0.016
P2O58.50%0.196
Al2O327.40%0.878
SiO255.70%3.029
Fe2O30.13%0.003
MnO20.30%0.011
LOI0.20
Oxide Weight326.56
Formula Weight327.21
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A phosphorous-rich lithium mineral that typically occurs in spodumene deposits. It has a creamy-white/pale yellow raw color. It is marketed to the tile, tableware and sanitary ware industries as a source of lithium and phosphorus.

Particle size: trade on 28 mesh, 1% on 42 mesh, 20% on 200 mesh.

The role of phosphorus in ceramic glazes and bodies is not well understood by most ceramic engineers and technicians.


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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <material name="Montebrasite Concentrate" descrip="Low Melt Spodumene" searchkey="" loi="0.00" casnumber="66057-55-4"> <oxides> <oxide symbol="Li2O" name="Lithium Oxide, Lithia" status="" percent="7.000" tolerance="0.25"/> <oxide symbol="K2O" name="Potassium Oxide" status="" percent="0.600" tolerance="0.25"/> <oxide symbol="Na2O" name="Sodium Oxide, Soda" status="" percent="0.300" tolerance="max"/> <oxide symbol="P2O5" name="Phosphorus Pentoxide" status="" percent="8.500" tolerance="0.40"/> <oxide symbol="Al2O3" name="Aluminum Oxide, Alumina" status="" percent="27.400" tolerance="0.90"/> <oxide symbol="SiO2" name="Silicon Dioxide, Silica" status="" percent="55.700" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Fe2O3" name="Iron Oxide, Ferric Oxide" status="" percent="0.130" tolerance="max"/> <oxide symbol="MnO2" name="Manganese Dioxide" status="" percent="0.300" tolerance="max"/> </oxides> <volatiles> <volatile symbol="LOI" name="Loss on Ignition" percent="0.200" tolerance=""/> </volatiles> </material>


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