Lithium is a metallic element widely distributed in the earth's crust at low concentrations. Spodumene, petalite, and lepidolite are important mineral sources of lithium. Subsurface brines are the dominant raw material for lithium carbonate production worldwide because of lower production costs as compared with the costs for hard rock ores.
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  • Enamels
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Air purification
  • Lithium ion-batteries
  • Focal lenses for telescopes