Spodumene (upgraded)


An odourless, tasteless, off-white to beige sand material containing a mixture of naturally occurring silicates and quartz produced by processing naturally occurring spodumene. Bulk density: 1,600 - 2,000 kg/m3. Non-IMSBC Code information: a  processed mineral concentrate formed by processing natural spodumene which is a naturally occurring lithium mineral found within a pegmatite ore body. The pegmatite ore is mined, crushed, and subjected to various physical processes to produce this spodumene concentrate.  Uses: manufacture of glass, ceramic and metallurgical products as well as manufacturing lithium chemicals that are used in various applications like the production of lithium ion batteries. 

Trade Names (Synonyms)
Kunzite - Hiddenite - lithium mineral concentrate - lithium alumina silicate - Spodumene Concentrate SC6.0- chemical grade spodemene - alpha spodumene.


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