Microcline (Twinned) With Albite & Lepidolite
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 10.1 x 9.3 x 4.5 cm
Ex. Chris Korpi
Previously from the Don Olson collection, this is a REALLY impressive rock even for those of us who are not exactly partial to feldspars...the aesthetics of the white cleavelandite and purple lepidolite crystals really make the piece special and accentuate the sharp twinning of the feldspar itself! Not a tourmaline, but nevertheless one of my favorites in the lot!