Triphylite Triph"y*lite, n. [Pref. tri- + Gr. ? a family, class. So called in allusion to its containing three phosphates.] (Min.) A mineral of a grayish-green or bluish color, consisting of the phosphates of iron, manganese, and lithia. [1913 Webster]

Note: A salmon-colored or clove-brown variety containing but little iron is known as lithiophilite. [1913 Webster]

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  • triphylite — /trif euh luyt /, n. a mineral, a rare phosphate of lithium, iron, and manganese, usually occurring in masses of a bluish or greenish color. Also called triphyline /trif euh leen , lin/. [1830 40; TRI + Gk phyl(é) tribe, PHYLE + ITE1; r.… …   Universalium

  • triphylite — triph·y·lite …   English syllables

  • triphylite — …   Useful english dictionary

  • LITHIOPHILITE-TRIPHYLITE — La série isomorphe de la lithiophilite triphylite présente un spectre continu de solutions solides entre deux pôles: l’un, manganésifère, de formule chimique [Li (Mn++, Fe++) (PO4)], est la lithiophilite; l’autre, ferrifère, de formule [Li (Fe++ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Triphylin — aus New Hampshire, Vereinigte Staaten Chemische Formel LiFePO4 Mineralklasse Phosphate 8.AB.10 (8. Auflage 7/A.02 10) (nach Strunz) (nach Dana …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Lithiophilite — is a mineral containing the element lithium. It is lithium manganese(II) phosphate with formula: LiMnPO4. It occurs in pegmatites often associated with triphylite to which it is closely related. Triphylite being virtually the same mineral except… …   Wikipedia

  • Phosphate minerals — ▪ Table Phosphate minerals name colour lustre Mohs hardness specific gravity amblygonite white to creamy white; slightly tinted vitreous to greasy 5½–6 3.0–3.1 apatite carbonate apatite variable, greens predominating vitreous 5 2.9–3.2… …   Universalium

  • List of minerals S-T (complete) — It is currently not possible to have a complete list of minerals . The International Mineralogical Association is the international group that recognises new minerals and new mineral names, however minerals discovered before 1959 did not go… …   Wikipedia

  • Alluaudite — Alluaudite[1] Catégorie VIII : phosphates, arséniates, vanadates[2] …   Wikipédia en Français

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