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Comments: Pale lavender micaceous plates of lepidolite on matrix.
Location: Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals
Lepidolite: K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2 Nanpingite: Cs(Al,Mg,Fe++,Li)2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2
Comments: Hexagonal tabular crystals of pearly colourless lepidolite within massive white pollucite from unknown rare metal pegmatite. Nanpingite forms the outer zones of these lepidolite crystals (~30-150 µm).
Scale: Specimen size is 3.5x3x2 cm.
© Pavel M. Kartashov