Lepidolite, Albite

Specimen ID: 74M-XWW

Albite : Na(AlSi3O8)
As recorded:
Murrua, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province, Mozambique
Mindat locality:
Collected by:

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Dark purple lepidolite probably replacing earlier tourmaline; XRD has shown that the lepidolite is intergrown with cookeite, the whitish groundmass is mainly cleavelandite. Found in June 2018 at the ROM pad of Murrua Mine.
Wolfgang Hampel - 18th July 2018
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