Lepidolite on Microcline Feldspar
Himalaya Mine, San Diego County, California, USA
Miniature, 5.2 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm
Ex. Chris Korpi
An unusual specimen with fat, lustrous, sparkling, lavender lepidolite crystals forming thick barrel-shaped crystals to 2 cm! A lot of people look down on the species as a boring micaceous mineral from the Himalaya, but these fat crystals are good for lepidolite from ANY location. Acquired from the collection of Tim Sherburn, who got it while doing cleaning and prep work for mine owner Pala Intl. over the years.