Geology / History

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.

Metaphysical Properties

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. 

Crystal Healing

Stress, Emotional disorders, hormonal imbalance, nervous system disfunction & anxiety

Mineralogy

Group : Mica - Silicate

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Composition: K(Li,Al)3(Al,Si,Rb)4O10(F,OH)

Form/Habit: Tabular to prismatic pseudohexagonal crystals, scaly aggregates & massive

Hardness: 2.5 - 3

Cleavage: Perfect

Fracture: Uneven

Lustre: Vitreous to pearly

Streak: White

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

Birefringence: 0.0290–0.0380

Pleochroism: X = almost colorless; Y = Z = pink, pale violet