cryolithionite

cryolithionite

[‚krī·ō′lith·ē·ə‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
Na3Li3 Al2F12 A colorless mineral that crystallizes in the isometric system; found in the Ural Mountains.
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Associated minerals are: cryolite, cryolithionite, pachnolite, weberite, thomsenolite, prosopite, ralstonite, and fluorite.
General appearance: An intergrowth with cryolite and cryolithionite of anhedral to subhedral grains from several microns to two- to three-hundred microns.
Minerals identified in the pipe are: cryolite, cryolithionite, elpasolite, pachnolite, prosopite, ralstonite, thomsenolite, weberite and a new mineral with the composition [Na.
It also hosts the first occurrence of cryolithionite and simmonsite, and the second known North American occurrence of weberite.
Li was remobilized and recrystallized as a second generation of cryolithionite.
Cryolite, along with cryolithionite and a monoclinic form of [Na.
Cryolithionite is one of three dominant alumino-fluoride minerals, the others being cryolite and simmonsite, in compact, vitreous, white to pale cream-tan masses.
6 mm Gandolfi camera X-ray data for the cryolithionite yielded a cell edge ([a.
22 shows discrete crystals of recrystallized cryolithionite.
Electron microprobe and X-ray diffraction analyses of the mixture revealed four minerals to be present: about equal amounts of cryolite, cryolithionite, simmonsite, and trace amounts (about 1%) of elpasolite.
Li and F were further concentrated in the early cryolithionite, simmonsite, cryolite and later alumino-fluorides making up much of the sinuous pipe-like body composed of alumino-fluoride minerals and fluorite.
It is also found associated with thomsenolite, topaz, phenakite, cryolithionite and fluorite (Palache et al.