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Lepidolite With Microcline

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Lepidolite With Microcline

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Description
Locality: 
Ghursalak Mine, Chapa Dara District, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 2.5 × 2.7 cm
Description

Well terminated , gemmy clean , pink color lepidolite with microcline matrix.

A very good high quality lepidolite specimen from the locality.

 

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

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic - Pinacoidal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
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