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Microlite With Topaz & Lepidolite

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Microlite With Topaz & Lepidolite

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Description
Locality: 
Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
4 × 8 × 4.5 cm
Description

A very good gemmy well doubly terminated microlite crystal hosts to lepidolite matrix , there is on well terminated topaz crystal at base  of lepidolite, No damage , A very good specimen from the locality , nice captivating specimen inperson.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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