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LEPEDOLITE AND PINK TOURMALINE
This is a natural untreated specimen mined in west Australia.Great specimen.
Weight 281.00 cts app
Size 52 x 35 x 22 mm app
lepidolite is a lilac-gray or rose-colored phyllosilicate mineral of the mica group that is a secondary source of lithium. It is associated with other lithium-bearing minerals like spodumene in pegmatite bodies. It is one of the major sources of the rare alkali metals rubidium and caesium.In 1861 Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff extracted 150 kg of lepidolite and yielded a few grams of rubidium salts for analysis, and therefore discovered the new element rubidium.
It occurs in granite pegmatites, in some high-temperature quartz veins, greisens, and granites. Associated minerals include quartz, feldspar, spodumene, amblygonite, tourmaline, columbite, cassiterite, topaz, and beryl.
Nice polish, brighter in the picture but still beautiful, rough on the bottom, very pretty, fast shipping and speedy service, thank you.125 CTS LARGE LABRADORITE POLISHED SLAB [MGW 2323 ]
Wow, SO beautiful, as per usual the shipping and customer service were excellent and I can't wait to make a creation with this gorgeous piece.29.15 CTS OPAL FLUORITE 'TIFFANY STONE' [MGW707]
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