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Spodumene

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spodumene

(Science: chemical) A mineral of a white to yellowish, purplish, or emerald-green colour, occuring in prismatic crystals, often of great size. It is a silicate of aluminia and lithia. See hiddenite.

Origin: Gr, p. Pr. Pass. From to burn to ashes, from spodos ashes; cf. F. Spodumene.