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Topaz, Lepidolite

Topaz : Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2, Lepidolite : K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2
minID: 88L-DJE

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Dimensions: 3.3 cm x 3.3 cm x 3.1 cm

A crystal extraordinarily transparent and bright and with a magnificent blue color. Morphologically it has a double characteristic: most of its faces and edges are splendidly smooth and very well defined, partially covered by Lepidolite, meanwhile the rest of the sample has interesting dissolution shapes.
Teixerinha Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Found in 2007
Specimen size: 3.3 x 3.3 x 3.1 cm
Zoned fluorescence short UV

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Photo added: 10th May 2007

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