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Lithiophilite

#41947

Lithiophilite

#41947
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
LiMn2+PO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Foote mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, United States
Tagged
phosphate

A pink crystal aggregate, probably etched to 2mm. Associated with gemmy blue Fluorapatite.

Lithiophilite

Formula
LiMn2+PO4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Very Good, Imperfect 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
brown, yellowish brown, salmon, brownish, blackish 
Streak
gray white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal - Uneven 
Hardness
4-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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