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Liddicoatite & Lepidolite

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Liddicoatite & Lepidolite

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Description
Locality: 
Sahatany Valley, Ibity, Antsirabe II, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
12.5 × 7.5 × 6.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
5.50cm
Description

in pegmatite matrix some elongated, pink liddicoatite crystals with light purple patches of lepidolite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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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