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Image of the Day — Spodumene Crystals

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Spodumene laths at the Harding mine near Dixon, New Mexico, ca 1950

Spodumene laths at the Harding mine near Dixon, New Mexico

Image taken: circa 1950
by: R. H. Jahns
© 1950 New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Historic Photograph Archives

Courtesy of Frances Jahns in memory of Dr. Richard H. Jahns

Longitude: -105.794461
Latitude: 36.192802
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

About this image

The Harding Pegmatite Mine near Dixon, NM is owned by the University of New Mexico. Permission to visit and collect samples from the mine is required. The pegmatite contains a number of lithium bearing minerals including spodumene and lepidolite.

Image posted: 12-17-2021