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Microlite With Lepidolite Elbaite & Cleavelandite

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Microlite With Lepidolite Elbaite & Cleavelandite

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Description
Locality: 
Paprook, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
2.2 × 6 × 5.6 cm
Description

 A beautiful specimen of well terminated golden microlite incombination with elbaite  , cleavelandinte over lepidolite, minor etching can be seen on elbaite.

 

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

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...

Cleavelandite

Variety Of: 

Albite

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