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Beryllonite With Topaz & Lepidolite

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Beryllonite With Topaz & Lepidolite

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Description
Locality: 
Doko, Basha Valley, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 9.3 × 8.5 cm
Description

A really  rare and unusual combination specimen  of perfect well terminared beryllonite  , topaz  , phlogopite & lepidolite.

There are many well terminated crystals of topaz can be seen throught the specimen.

A very good specimen from the locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Beryllonite

Formula: 
NaBePO4
Strunz: 
8.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Joe McKeen Mountain locality (McKean Farm), Stoneham, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

Topaz

Formula: 
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AF.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
8.0
Streak: 
White

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