Click on thumbnails for a larger image. Please be patient since some of these pages of thumbnail images take some time to load.
These mineral photos are copyrighted by their owners and may not be used without permission.
Nanpingite: Cs(Al,Mg,Fe++,Li)2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2 Lepidolite: K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2
Comments: Hexagonal tabular crystals of pearly colourless lepidolite within massive white pollucite from unknown rare metal pegmatite. Nanpingite forms the outer zones of these lepidolite crystals (~30-150 µm).
Scale: Specimen size is 3.5x3x2 cm.
© Pavel M. Kartashov