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Tourmaline & Lepidolite

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Tourmaline & Lepidolite

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Description
Locality: 
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.6 × 1.8 × 1.6 cm
Description

A very aesthetic combination of light mint-green to sky-blue tourmaline and light lavender lepidolite. The tourmaline is lustrous and shows glassy character, cut-quality and transparent! The contrast to lepidolite is very eye-catching. The crystal is end-pointed - it ends up in sveral stepped end-points with inter-grown lepidolite. No significant damages to report, bottom was on the rock.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tourmaline

Formula: 
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7

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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