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Elbaite, Albite

Elbaite : Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH), Albite : NaAlSi3O8
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Dimensions: 7.4 cm x 5.2 cm x 4 cm

A 7.4 x 5.2 x 4.0 cm mass of bladed crystallized white albite, this studded with two purplish-red lustrous terminated elbaite crystals. The largest elbaite measures 2.7 cm in length. No damage. The elbaite crystals show nice translucency and have good color. Ex Lloyd Tate collection. Ref: Von Bezing, Namibia, Minerals and Localities (2008).

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Photo added: 14th Aug 2010

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