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Elbaite with Lepidolite

#AH54615

Elbaite with Lepidolite

#AH54615
Availability
Sold
Size
9.5 x 6 x 5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Na(Al1.5Li1.5)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Meldon Aplite quarry, Okehampton, Devon, England
Tagged
pegmatite mineral

Light lavender Lepidolite with numerous 1-5mm green and pink Elbaite crystals, some color zoned.

Elbaite

Formula
Na(Al1.5Li1.5)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Striated, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue, colorless, green, yellow, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal 
Fracture
Sub Conchoidal 
Hardness
7.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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