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Lepidolite

#RS58713
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Lepidolite from Ingersoll mine, Pennington Co., South Dakota, United States - RS58713
Lepidolite from Ingersoll mine, Pennington Co., South Dakota, United States - RS58713

Lepidolite

#RS58713
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 4.5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Ingersoll mine, Pennington Co., South Dakota, United States

Granular purple Lepidolite from one of the most famous mines in the Black Hills. Lepidolite is an ore of lithium, one the hottest sought after ores in the world these days.

Lepidolite

Formula
K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Platy, Foliated, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, gray white, lilac, yellowish, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
2.5-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
RC Stamberg Collection

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