LEPIDOLITE

Lepidolite is associated with the Third Eye Chakra. – Is a member of the Mica Group, a sheet (phyllosilicate) mineral occurring in metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary deposits. This particular type of Mica contains lithium.

The stone also occurs in some high-temperature quartz veins, granites and greisens, as well as pegmatites.

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are seven systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Lepidolite crystals belong to the Monoclinic system.

Discovery took place in the 18th Century when at the time, it was known by the name lilalite. Scientists later changed the name to lepidolite derived from the Greek term ‘lepidote, which means scale, and was due to the stones scaly appearance.

The mineral is an essential lithium source used, as light metal, in batteries and domestic appliances, among other items.

Sources of lepidolite found are Russia, Brazil, the US, Germany, Canada, and other locations.

 

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