Muscovite (Var: Lithian Muscovite)
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 5.9 x 4.1 cm
Harding Mine (Harding pegmatite), Picuris District, Taos Co., New Mexico, USA
A rare specimen of PINK muscovite, from New Mexico. On close inspection, you can see that these muscovite crystals are actually translucent to transparent. They are actually masses of individual sheety crystals stacked densely together. Rare material, unusual, and odd for New Mexico.