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- Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
- 9.5 x 4 x 1 cm - Cabinet
White Muscovite rimmed by purple Lepidolite.
Lepidolite is a lithium rich mica falling within the solid solution of polylithionite - trilithionite. According to Dr. David London, the lilac or purple color is not due to the presence of lithium but due to the presence of minor manganese. Lepidolite is found chiefly in pegmaties but not exclusive to pegmatites.