An intensely violet coloured specimen of Lepidolite Mica with hexagonal crystal structure, from Brazil. These examples are gemmy and lustrous.
In addition to the general properties of the mica group, lepidolite has the enhancement of lithium, giving it a pink, purple or mauve appearance (other colours occur but rarely). Lithium balances the emotions and lifts the spirits. This is an excellent mineral to use in the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder.
Further information available on our Lepidolite Information Page.