This specimen was purchased February 2017 at a local show. The dealer had several of these specimens from the same locale, all of which fluoresced equally. There were wonderful pieces with topaz embedded in the lepidolite but this piece was by far the best fluorescent specimen. It's quite an interesting piece as the bottom is clearly the mica that one would recognize when thinking of lepidolite. However, as we go up we can see that it started forming columnar stacks and eventually terminating. Photographed under LW as well as daylight. No effect SW


Location: Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Weight: 389g

Dimensions: 77 x 68 x 52 mm