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  • n. A mineral with monoclinic crystals, KLiFe2+Al(AlSi3)O10(F,OH)2, of the mica group.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of mica containing lithium, often associated with tin ore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of mica related to lepidolite, but containing both lithium and iron: it is often found associated with tin ores, as at Zinnwald in the Erzgebirge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mica containing iron and lithium


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  • These include the cesium - and potassium-rich zeolites, pollucite and leucite, and the lithium-rich mica, zinnwaldite (a variety of the mineral lepidolite).



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