Lithiophosphate
General
CategoryPhosphate minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
Li3PO4
Strunz classification8.AA.20
Crystal systemOrthorhombic
Crystal classDipyramidal (mmm)
H-M symbol: (2/m 2/m 2/m)
Space groupPcmn
Identification
Colorwhite, light pink, colorless
Cleavageperfect
Tenacitybrittle
Mohs scale hardness4
Lustervitreous, sub-vitreous
Streakwhite
Diaphaneitytransparent, translucent
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Lithiophosphate is a natural form of (pure) lithium orthophosphate. It is an exceedingly rare mineral, occurring in some special types of pegmatites.

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