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Rubellite & Lepidolite On Orthoclase

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Rubellite & Lepidolite On Orthoclase

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Description
Locality: 
Kanakana Village, Darra-I-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.9 × 5.6 × 3.5 cm
Description

Hot pink gemmy rubellite crystals with pale lavender books of lepidolite on a large aprtial orthoclase crystals from the deposits on the outskirts of Kanakana

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rubellite

Variety Of: 

Tourmaline

Formula: 
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Hardness: 
7
Hardness: 
0.0

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

Orthoclase

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
White
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