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Lepidolite With Elbaite & Cleavelandite

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KRM161068

Lepidolite With Elbaite & Cleavelandite

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Description
Locality: 
Parun, Wama District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.5 × 7 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Description

 A very good superb and unusual example from the locality , well doubly terminated gemmy pink purplish lepidolite crystals are host to cleavelandite matrix , minor colorless elbaite crystals can also be seen in this specimen , 

A really nice captivating lepidolite specimen .

 

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