Where does amblygonite come from?

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  • Gem quality Amblygonite is mined in Brazil and Myanmar. Amblygonite occurs as white, cream, colourless, pale yellow, green, blue, beige, grey or pink depending on the minor mineral content in the crystal. Amblygonite is translucent and occasionally transparent.
  • Amblygonite occurs with spodumene, apatite, lepidolite, tourmaline, and other lithium-bearing minerals in pegmatite veins. It contains about 10% lithium, and has been utilized as a source of lithium. The chief commercial sources have historically been the deposits of California and France.
  • Amblygonite forms a series with montebrasite, the low fluorine endmember. Geologic occurrence is in granite pegmatites, high-temperature tin veins, and greisens. Amblygonite occurs with spodumene, apatite, lepidolite, tourmaline, and other lithium-bearing minerals in pegmatite veins.

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