Albite, Quartz, and Lepidolite
Virgem da Lapa, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cabinet, 11.8 x 9.0 x 6.3 cm
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
Impressive combination specimen, featuring amazing Albites and large Lepidolites. The Albites' thin, euhedral habit is extraordinary, and they have a silky to shiny luster, with the largest blade being 5 cm across. The Lepidolite is in one large book, 6 cm across, and it is lustrous and translucent. The Quartz crystal is 6 cm long. The Quartz is chipped on its termination, but it is the least significant of the species in this cabinet specimen. There is also one Albite that is chipped, but the overall aesthetics are affected only minimally. Overall, this is a choice combination piece from the famous Virgem da Lapa mine in Brazil.