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Wodginite With Lepidolite

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Wodginite With Lepidolite

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Description
Locality: 
Mawi, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 6.5 × 6 cm
Description

A superb rare sharp well doubly terminated gemmy wodginite crystals hosts to lepidolite over matrix, this specimen is more attractive and wonderful inperson very hard to photograph, Undmaged , very hard to find , old specimen from seller's personal collection, a really nice captivating rare specimen 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Wodginite

Formula: 
Mn(Sn,Ta)Ta2O8
Strunz: 
4.DB.40
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Wodgina Mine (Wodgina pegmatite; Main tantalite dyke), Port Hedland Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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