Lepidolite With Quartz on Quartz Scepter
Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Large Cabinet, 20.0 x 12.5 x 7.0 cm
This large plate of lepidolite has a lot going for it. It appears that there may be two generations of lepidolite, the first one being dark sulfur yellow and composed of interlocked crystals, to 2.0 cm across. The second generation has rosettes of light sulfur yellow, translucent, crystals, to 1.25 cm across. The piece de resistance is the cluster of parallel growth, slightly smoky, gemmy, quartz crystals, 6.0 cm in length, located at the left edge of the specimen. This is a major lepidoloite specimen!