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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.
Description of material at Amalgamet.com
The most common source of fluxes for high and medium temperature glazes and bodies.