Been looking for a good corundum crystal. Thank you.
|Dimensions (mm)||72 x 48 x 26mm|
|Weight (carats)||484.85 carats|
LEPEDOLITE AND PINK TOURMALINE
This is a natural untreated specimen mined in west Australia.Great specimen.
Weight 484.05 cts app
Size 72 x 48 x 26 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.
Very happy with my purchase. Beads are highly polished and a good size. Would highly recommend this seller. ps. Many thanks for the gift last time I purchased. kisumu
The colors in the image are different from the actual piece since in reality it’s not that smoky. The worst part is, the back with the pyrite seems to have less pyrite there than what was presented in the image. It’s crumbled but there were no pieces in i
so sorry to hear , could you return for a refund?
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