Lepidolite (rare yellow color)

Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Colin Manlove
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 4.2 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 04/18/2024 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/25/2024 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $150

Item Description

Lepidolite is the name that was given to Li-rich mica, often showing a distinctive purplish or pinkish-purple hue. It should be noted that Lepidolite is no longer a valid species and has been reclassified as a series between Polylithionite and Trilithionite mica. With that said, nearly every one still calls these specimens Lepidolite, and probably will until a more correct name is applied to it. An mentioned most Lepidolites show some kind of purple hue, sometimes a silvery shade, but THIS piece is a rarely seen YELLOW example featuring tightly intergrown crystal aggregates on all sides. The piece really looks like a "floater" to me, as it appears to be crystallized all over, with no real damage or point of attachment that I can find. When strongly backlit, the piece does pass light, creating a very pleasing effect. If you collect Brazilian minerals, Mica specimens or you just like unusual-looking examples of well-known minerals, don't miss out on this one, as they are rarely offered for sale these days.
Ex Colin Manlove collection.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$150 04/25/2024 4:04:24 pm (CDT)
$148 04/25/2024 4:04:24 pm (CDT)
$122 04/25/2024 4:04:10 pm (CDT)
$112 04/25/2024 4:04:10 pm (CDT)
$96 04/20/2024 7:49:17 am (CDT)
$86 04/20/2024 7:49:17 am (CDT)
$76 04/20/2024 7:49:06 am (CDT)
$66 04/20/2024 7:49:06 am (CDT)
$51 04/19/2024 7:38:08 am (CDT)
$46 04/19/2024 7:38:08 am (CDT)
$10 04/18/2024 11:02:00 pm (CDT)