Lepidolite Crystal Meaning - Like kunzite, this is the junkie's friend; its high lithium content is an excellent balancer, allowing a gentle withdrawal from compulsive behaviour. Is also helps adapt to change and aids business.
Lepidolite Magical Use - Love, luck, peace, nightmares to halt, protection, spirituality.
Lepidolite Healing Use - Strengthens the muscles of the heart and blood flow, while giving expression to your innate inner light and joy.
Lepidolite Physical Properties - Lepidolite is a member of the micas minerals. The micas are complex hydrous potassium-aluminium silicate minerals. There are more than 20 chemically distinct mica species with considerable variance in geologic occurrence, but all have essentially the same crystal structure. The micas crystallize with a sheet structure, the sheets being held together by relatively weak bonds resulting in the perfect basal cleavage of the micas. Lepidolite mica is a lithium mica where an occasional lithium cation substitutes for some of the octahedral and tetrahedral aluminium in the mica crystal structure. Lepidolite mica occurs mainly in granitic pegmatites associated with quartz and occasionally the gem varieties of tourmaline and spodumene. It occurs as tabular, pseudo-hexagonal crystals, and as scaly aggregates. The colour is pink, purple, greyish and white, though it can be colourless. The streak is also colourless. Lepidolite is a transparent to translucent mineral with a pearly lustre. Group SILICATES, Composition K2(Li4-3Al2-3)Si8-6Al0-2O20(OH,F)4, Hardness 2.5-3.0, Crystal structure MONOCLINIC.