Lepidolite is a potassium lithium aluminum silicate. The color range is usually pink, lilac, and purplish to lavender, but can be grey white, or colorless. Another crystal that contains lithium is Petalite.
It is the most abundant lithium-bearing mineral and is a secondary source of this metal. It is a phyllosilicate mineral and a member of the polylithionite-trilithionite series. Lepidolite is part of a three-part series consisting of polylithionite, lepidolite, and trilithionite. All three minerals share similar properties and are caused because of varying ratios of lithium and aluminum in their chemical formulas.
Lepidolite: Meanings, Benefits and Properties
The frequency of Lepidolite connects to all of the chakras with a strong connection to the heart and third eye chakras. It can help clear blocked energy from any of the chakras, dispelling negative thought forms or deeply held emotional traumas.
The energy of Lepidolite connects to the heart chakra to help balance any negative emotions such as worry, fear, or grief replacing them with a calming, relaxing energy. Hence this crystal helps one to stay centered and not take on the role of the “victim” of one’s emotions or negative situations within one’s life, thus allowing one to be more accepting.
The serene, calming energy of Lepidolite helps with sleep disorders such as insomnia which are caused by Emotional Issues, stress or worry, and nightmares.
- Third Eye
- Nervous System
- Sleep Disorders
- Meditation – Spiritual
- Spiritual Purification
It is one of the major sources of the rare alkali metals rubidium and caesium. In 1861, Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff extracted 150 kg (330 lb) of lepidolite and yielded a few grams of rubidium salts for analysis, and therefore discovered the new element rubidium.
It occurs in granite pegmatites, in some high-temperature quartz veins, greisens and granites. Associated minerals include quartz, feldspar, spodumene, amblygonite, tourmaline, columbite, cassiterite, topaz and beryl.
Notable occurrences include Brazil; Ural Mountains, Russia; California, United States; Tanco Mine, Bernic Lake, Manitoba, Canada; and Madagascar.