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Pezzottaite Tourmaline & Lepidolite

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Pezzottaite Tourmaline & Lepidolite

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Description
Locality: 
Sakavalana, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascar
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.2 × 5.1 × 2.1 cm
Description

Some purple blades of lepidolite host a cluster of clevelandite with some pink pezzottaite crystals and green tourmaline

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pezzottaite

Formula: 
Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Strunz: 
9.CJ.60
Hardness: 
8.0 - 0.0
Type Locality: 
Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro Commune, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar...

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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