3.7" Bicolored Lepidolite - Brazil

This is a unique, 3.7" wide lepidolite specimen that was collected from Minas Gerais, Brazil. It features two generations of lepidolite growth. The center layer (older formation) is yellow-colorless, while the oldest outer layer features the typical purple coloration. Both layers are translucent.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Lepidolite
LOCATION
Aracuai, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
SIZE
3.7" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#150360