lepidolite (ithia mica)
Lepidolite is one of the main raw materials for extracting rare metal lithium. Lithium mica often contains rubidium and cesium, which is also an important raw material for extracting these rare metals. Lithium is the lightest metal with a specific gravity of 0.534. It can produce lithium-6 required for thermonuclear. It is an important fuel for hydrogen bombs, rockets, nuclear submarines and new jet aircraft. Lithium absorbs neutrons and acts as a control rod in an atomic reactor; Red luminescent agent used as signal bomb and illumination bomb in military and thick lubricant used for aircraft; It is also the raw material of lubricating oil for general machinery.
Lithium mica is the same as spodumene, lepidolite can be used in glass and ceramic industry, which can reduce the melting point of glass and ceramics, have obvious melting aid effect, reduce melt viscosity, improve clarification and homogenization effect, and improve the transparency and finish of products.