Bikitaite and Fluorapatite


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Bikitaite is a rare zeolite occurring in only two known localities, as an alteration product of spodumene in lithium-rich pegmatite dikes. This large specimen has blades to 2cm scattered about dozens of pale purple Fluorapatites. A pale tan/pinkish crust coats many crystals. Not sure what species but possibly rhodochrosite.

Locality: Foote Lithium Company Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina

Composition:   lithium tectosilicate and calcium fluorophosphate

Dimensions: 14 × 7.5 × 2.7 cm
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Dimensions: 14 × 7.5 × 2.7 cm