2.9" Bicolored Lepidolite - Brazil

This is a unique, 2.9" wide lepidolite specimen that was collected from Minas Gerais, Brazil. It features two generations of lepidolite growth. The center layer (older formation) is translucent and yellow-colorless, while the oldest outer layer features the typical purple coloration and is opaque.

Lepidolite is a lilac-gray to rose-colored member of the mica group of minerals. Lepidolite is mined as a source of the element lithium and fine-grained masses are often polished into ornaments such as eggs, palm stones and spheres.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Lepidolite
LOCATION
Aracuai, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
SIZE
2.9" wide
ITEM
#150351