• Tourmaline with Lepidolite and Albite var. Cleavelandite
  • Tourmaline with Lepidolite and Albite var. Cleavelandite
  • Tourmaline with Lepidolite and Albite var. Cleavelandite
  • Tourmaline with Lepidolite and Albite var. Cleavelandite
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Tourmaline with Lepidolite and Albite var. Cleavelandite

$700.00   €602  £550.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC19055
A delicate and very attractive looking Tourmaline crystal, 5.5 cm long and roughly half-coated along its full length with tiny, sub-mm platy crystals of Lepidolite mica.  From Virgem da Lapa in the Jequitinhonha valley of Minas Gerais, Brazil, the Tourmaline is a uniform limey mid bottle-green, highly translucent, with striated prism faces and a bright glassy lustre.  The Lepidolite, although silver-white, appears an attractive light tan due to iron staining around the peripheral crystal edges.  Near to the base, a single, colourless half-hexagonal crystal of Cleavelandite protrudes, this being the platy variety of Albite feldspar.

Details

Dimensions
5.9 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm
Categories
Tourmaline
Locality
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Tourmaline

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