Note the rim of blue tourmaline.
Lower left side shows a weathered surface.
|Mineral class||Phosphates : Amblygonite - Pharmakosiderite group.|
|Habitus||Crystals are poorly developed, often embedded in masses. Often found as compact cleavable masses.|
|Cleavage||Basally perfect, imperfect in two directions. All cleavages are at right angles to each other.|
|Color|| Yellowish brown to yellowish green,
transparent to translucent.|
Brown to black on weathered surfaces.
|Streak||White to grayish white.|
|Luster||Resinous to vitreous.|
|Description||A primary lithium phosphate common to many pegmatites. Easily transformed into a number of secondary phosphates.|
|Occurance||In lithium pegmatites.|
|Associates||Blue tourmaline, cleavelandite.|
|Notes|| Lithiophilite is the manganeese analog of
triphylite which it forms a solution series with.|
Sometimes partly transformed into sicklerite and purpurite.
Type locality : Branchville, Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA.
|Locations|| A scarce mineral in Sweden with one locality. |
| To silicate index.
|| Mineral group index.
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