Lepidolite

Lepidolite

Lepidolite is a member of the mica group its chemical formula is

K(Li,Al)3(Al,Si,Rb)4O10(F,OH)2

Lepidolite has a monoclinic crystal system.

 

 

 

Physical Properties of Lepidolite

Lustre: Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Greasy, Pearly
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Transparent, Translucent
Colour: Pink, light purple, light rose red, other colors possible but are rare.
Comment: Ideally colorless, but frequently occurs in manganese-bearing environments
Streak: white
Hardness (Mohs): 2½ - 3½
Tenacity: Elastic
Cleavage: Perfect
{001} perfect
Fracture: Micaceous
Density (measured): 2.8 - 2.9 g/cm3
Density (calculated): 2.83 g/cm3

 * Physical properties of Lepidolite was provided by mindat*

Energetic Properties of Lepidolite

Key Words: Emotional healing and balance, purification, serenity, relaxation, stress relief
Chakras: All, Heart (4th Chakra), and Third Eye (6th Chakra)
Physical: Spiritually aids recovery from insomnia and stress related disorders
Emotional: Supports emotional balance and helps to dispel worry
Spiritual: Inspires serentiy, aids spiritual purification, deepens meditation

* Energetic Properties of Lepidolite was provided by Book of Stones*