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Zinnwaldite

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Zinnwaldite

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Locality: 
Ravensthorpe Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.2 × 6 × 4.5 cm
Description

One of the best pieces of 'zinnwaldite' I have come across. The beautiful lavender coloured radiating flaky crystals of this lithium mica is quite striking, It is associated with massive white orthoclase feldspar. The seams of 'zinnwaldite' are about 1.7cm thick.

Zinnwaldite is no longer a valid species but I am using it because no work I am aware of has been done to establish it's new identity. Most likely it will turn out to be polylithionite.

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Gondwana Minerals
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