Minerals of the Chickering Mine Walpole, NH        LEPIDOLITE (group)    A light-colored lithium-bearing mica  
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Specimen owner ID's (capitals): TM = Tom Mortimer, BW = Bob Wilken, BJ = Bob Janules, PC = Peter Cristofono, AW = Anna Wilken
Photographer ID's (lower case).
Discussion: Lepidolite (a group name for the polylithionite-trilithionite series) is one of the small number of minerals reported from the Chickering Mine by Page and Larrabee in their 1962 paper. On the mine dump this mica may be mistaken for muscovite.
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LEPIDOLITE    10 cm specimen of massive, light gray, fine-grained, lepidolite.      TM     Photo: LEP_1   [tm]
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LEPIDOLITE    2.5 cm specimen      TM     Photo: LEP_0   [tm]