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TitleSpodumene from the Black Hills, South Dakota
DescriptionSpodumene is a lithium aluminum pyroxenoid that is found in lithium-rich granites and pegmatites. This is a typical sample from the Black Hills, South Dakota. Rare, gemmy varieties of spodumene are pink-lilac (kunzite) or green (hiddenite). This sample is about 9 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ South Dakota. Near Black Hills.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-04-24.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1348.
Key wordsspodumene, South Dakota
Tech details475 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number400