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    LEPIDOLITE
    Little Three Mine (Little 3 mine)
    Ramona, Ramona District, San Diego Co.
    California, USA
    5.43 x 3.68 x 1.85 inches (13.8 x 9.37 x 4.72 cm)


    Lepidolite is a form of Mica that displays coloration from gray to rose and even purple and is a secondary source of Lithium. It often occurs with Tourmaline and can be a wonderful matrix rock associated with crystals of the colorful, semi-precious stone variety. This mica-like piece features well-formed stacked crystals with lilac gray color overall and is a fine reference specimen. Some of the best-known examples come from the rich gem pegmatites of San Diego County, and this piece, collected in 1972, is no exception.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    18th-25th Thursday-Thursday
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