Lepidolite is a lilac-gray or rose-coloured member of the Mica group with the formula K(Li,Al,Rb)3(Al,Si)4O10(F,OH)2. It is a secondary source of lithium. Lepidolite is a phyllosilicate mineral & a member of the polylithionite-trilithionite series.
It is associated with other lithium-bearing minerals like spodumene in pegmatite bodies. One of the major sources of the rare alkali metalsrubidium & caesium.
Occurs in granitepegmatites, in some high-temperature quartz veins, greisens & granites. Associated minerals include Quartz, Feldspar, Spodumene, Amblygonite, Tourmaline, Columbite, Cassiterite, Topaz & Beryl.
Notable occurrences include Brazil, Russia, California, United States Canada a&Madagascar.
Balances emotions by creating a space of light within the aura. This protects & purifies releasing any unwanted attachments & repelling negative energy. Excellent companion in times of stress. A fierce protector which also deflects EMF’s.
Place on or near computers. Boosts energy & the bodies ability to regenerate. Helps you to move forward. Stimulates intellect, speeds up decision making & increases concentration.
Stress, Emotional disorders, hormonal imbalance, nervous system disfunction & anxiety.
Group : Mica - Silicate
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Form/Habit: Tabular to prismatic pseudohexagonal crystals, scaly aggregates & massive
Hardness: 2.5 - 3
Lustre: Vitreous to pearly
Specific Gravity: 2.8 - 2.9
Transparency: Transparent, translucent
R.I: nα=1.525–1.548, nβ=1.551–1.58, nγ=1.554–1.586
Colour: Pink, purple, rose-red, violet-gray, yellowish, white, colourless
Pleochroism: X = almost colorless; Y = Z = pink, pale violet