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Lepidolite & Elbaite

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Lepidolite & Elbaite

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Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Morro Redondo Mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.3 × 5.7 × 4.2 cm
Description

Very interesting specimen of lepidolite crystals sprinkled by blue elbaite crystals on a cleavelandite matrix.

This specimen is coming from and old collection and after was 10 years in my personal collection. Really we have a classic in our hands.

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

Elbaite

Formula: 
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy...

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