- Lepidolite on Quartz
- Cabinet, 9.4 x 9.1 x 6.0 cm
- Tourmaline Queen Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
- Ex. Chris Korpi
A truly amazing specimen of lepidolite, a species often relegated to matrix rock and not considered desirable as a mineral per se by advanced collectors. Well, this one should do the trick! It is a REALLY elegant specimen with crystals to 7 cm of sharply hexagonal, translucent, lavender lepidolite perched at the top of a quartz crystal. Pristine in front, though contacted in back. This is a significant and showy addition to any Himalaya suite that begs to be broader than a group of colored sticks, so to speak. It is quite simply one of my very favorite pieces in this entire collection!