• Elbaite (Tourmaline) with Lepidolite on Albite
  • Elbaite (Tourmaline) with Lepidolite on Albite
Silicates

Elbaite (Tourmaline) with Lepidolite on Albite

ID: CC20732
Cute 1.8 cm tall leaf-grading up to bright tea-green Elbaite Tourmaline crystals are attached to a snow-white matrix of Albite Feldspar overgrown by many superb groups of well-crystalised lavender Lepidolite mica.  The Lepidolite also sits around the base of the Elbaite and concavely covers one of its three individual terminations, the remining two having pinacoids, mirror-like in their brilliant lustre and reflectance.  The Albite forms sub-parallel glassy plates of the variety Cleavelandite.  Growing on some of the Lepidolite crystals are 1 to 2 mm spherically-shaped sucrosic domes which could be the rare pegmatite species Perhamite, but these require analysis.  A delightful large thumbnail containing bags of interest and beauty.

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Dimensions
2.8 × 3.0 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Silicates, Tourmaline
Locality
Barra De Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Albite, Elbaite, Tourmaline

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