An oddity, this is an attractive well-formed Mica crystal with fine zoning and a sharp transparent window in the core. The outer zone of Lepidolite is a rose purple and shows thin color bands when backlit. This piece is from a small lot that arrived in 2017 and I have not seen anything like this since.
An unusual yet attractive Lepidolite, with color and form that is not at all typical. From the great Pegmatite deposits of Virgem da Lapa, ex. Leoben collection. The Lepidolites are in thin stacks of diverging crystals in clusters having a Orange to Pink color. The matrix is white to colorless Clevelandite in crystals and massive plates. Lepidolite is one of the most attractive Mica minerals often taking many diverse forms and vibrant colors. A choice miniature.