Posts tagged: mica
The first photo is a lepidolite bearing granite
Second is some rose quartz
Third is some various samples of apatite
And finally the last photo shows some huge tourmalines
colors: lilac (purpleish), colorless, yellow and grey
Mohs hardness: 2.5-3.5
A mica that contains lithium. Comes from the greek words “lepidos” which means scale and the word “lithos” which means stone. Like muscovite and biotite it is tabular, in that it has a tendency to split into flat pieces. (this is due to its crystal structure)
specimens of aquamarine with muscovite
National Cleavage Day?
blueish - lavender fluorite, with quartz on muscovite.