lithium

colquiriite

amblygonite

montebrasite

Lithium

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Formula: Li
Lithium is an element which is not found in its native state.
Abundance in the earth’s crust: 20 parts per million by weight, 60 parts per million by moles
Abundance in the solar system: 60 parts per trillion by weight, 10 parts per trillion by moles (ChC).


Lithium-bearing minerals include:

Halides
colquiriite
cryolithionite

Sulphates
seaborgite

Phosphates
amblygonite
bertossaite
ferrisicklerite
lithiophilite
montebrasite
palermoite
sicklerite
tiptopite
triphylite

Nesosilicates
eucryptite
liberite

Cyclosilicates
elbaite
fluor-elbaite
fluor-liddicoatite
sogdianite
sugilite

Inosilicates
eucryptite
neptunite
spodumene

Phyllosilicates
cookeite
petalite
polylithionite
trilithionite

Tectosilicates
bikitaite

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