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T07-50
Hydroxyl-Herderite on Columnar Muscovite
Miniature, 5.7 x 3.1 x 3.0 cm
Barra das Salinas, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Two, lustrous, translucent, lilac-colored, crystals of hydroxyl-herderite to 3.0 cm in length are perched on a large, cleaved lepidolite crystal; upon which has has grown a crust of light yellow-green laths of muscovite to .7 cm in length. This really delineates the paragenesis of this specimen and makes for a good talking point. The purple color is striking, set against the columnar muscovites! These are fairly large for the find, as well.