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Pollucite With Lepidolite

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Pollucite With Lepidolite

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Description
Locality: 
Darrah I Pech, Chapa Dara District, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
12 × 8 × 4 cm
Description

A superb high quality, undamaged perfect, bright snow white clear pollucite crystal, naturally etched!

Three lepidolite crystals can be seen inside pollucite.

A really good pollucite example, perfect all arround.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pollucite

Formula: 
(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O
Strunz: 
9.GB.05
Hardness: 
6.5
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
La Speranza (Pisani's Quarry), San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

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
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