|Monthly Tech-Tip |
Undergoes an irreversible phase transition to yield beta-spodumene. This is accompanied by an expansion of ~30% and a decrease in specific gravity from 3.2 to 2.4. After conversion to its beta form at spodumene enters a stage of great thermal stability.
Spodumene is a lithium sourcing feldspar, an alternative to lithium carbonate to supply Li2O to ceramic glazes. Contains up to about 8% Li2O.
|By Tony Hansen|
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