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Elbaite With Lepidolite On Cleavelandite

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Elbaite With Lepidolite On Cleavelandite

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Description
Locality: 
Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.5 × 7.2 × 5.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
6.80cm
Description

Rather nice elbaite specimen with lots of dark green crystals up to 6.8 cm The color is really dark green and most of the crystals are translucent under strong light.

There is even a tiny gemmy crystal at the top of the specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Elbaite

Formula: 
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

Lepidolite

Synonym Of: 

Mica Group

Formula: 
KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2 to K(Li1.5Al1.5)(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Group Parent: 
Mica
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.5
Colour: 
Pink, light purple, light rose red
Streak: 
White

Cleavelandite

Variety Of: 

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0

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