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Lepidolite pseudomorph after Spodumene from Harding Mine, 8 km east of Dixon, Taos County, New Mexico

 
Lepidolite pseudomorph after Spodumene from Harding Mine, 8 km east of Dixon, Taos County, New Mexico

Lepidolite pseudomorph after Spodumene from Harding Mine, 8 km east of Dixon, Taos County, New Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 63475
Mineral:Lepidolite pseudomorph after Spodumene
Locality:Harding Mine, 8 km east of Dixon, Taos County, New Mexico
Description:Translucent pink lepidolite pseudomorph after a 22 mm spodumene crystal. Most of the pink mica from the Harding Mine is actually lithium-poor rose-colored muscovite, but the spodumene could have provided the lithium required for lepidolite formation. Ex. Mort Metersky collection
Overall Size:24x14x13 mm
Crystals:24 mm pseudo
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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