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Item # S-LEP06192040
Lepidolite in matrix from Brazil

$
22.00
This is a highly desirable Lepidolite specimen.
This is an excellent small cabinet specimen of Lepidolite Mica Book in Microcline matrix from Brazil. This was hand
selected from a Brazilian Minerals Dealer at the May 2019 Franklin, NC Show.
This specimen measures 3.7 x 2.3 x 1.8 inches (9.4 x 6 x 4.6 cm) and weighs 10.8 oz or 0.68 lb (308g)

Lepidolite is an uncommon mica and has only in the past decade become available on the mineral market in
large quantities. Lepidolite is an ore of lithium and forms in granitic masses that contain a substantial amount of
lithium. The lithium content in lepidolite does vary greatly however and low lithium lepidolite is nearly useless as
an ore of lithium. The typical violet to pink color of lepidolite is characteristic and is the only field test available to
identify lepidolite from other micas. Pink muscovite or very pale lepidolite may confuse an identification.

Lepidolite, like other micas, has a layered structure of lithium aluminum silicate sheets weakly bonded together
by layers of potassium ions. These potassium ion layers produce the perfect cleavage. lepidolite crystals
accompany such other lithium bearing minerals such as tourmaline, amblygonite and spodumene and can add
greatly to the value of these specimens. A rock made of granular pink lepidolite and red to pink tourmaline is
used as an ornamental stone for carving. Single large plates or "books" of lepidolite can have appealling violet
color and make attractive mineral specimens.

Lepidolite is a Lithium bearing mica.  It’s common colors are lilac/rose with some gray and white mixed in.  The
mineral sparkles like crazy under bright light.  Best specimens come from Brazil.  Lepidolite is a relatively new
addition to mineral collecting.  We had never seen a Lepidolite freeform until a few months ago, and we really
like them.

Lepidolite Schist is found in the USA mostly in the Black Hills area. The colors there normally run pink/purple and
make nice collector specimens or more commonly are used for Landscape decoration...that would be "Yard
Rocks". The mica particles reflect the sunlight and make the schist variety a popular although rather rare
specimen
. The nicest specimens of Lepidolite tend to come from Brazil
Item # LM04128998
XL Lilac Purple Lepidolite Lithium Mica
Crystal Cluster from Brazil

$329.00
XL Lilac Purple Lepidolite Lithium Mica Crystal Cluster from Brazil

This is a beautiful specimen of sparkling rich lilac/purple colored Lepidolite Lithium Mica from the Urubu (Vulture) Mine in Arucuai,
Minas Gerais, Brazil. This is a rare Old Stock Display Specimen from our personal collection and is one of our favorites! We are listing
this piece after receiving several requests for this specimen. Pristine specimens like this with beautiful translucent lavender purple
color and an excellent luster displaying both Lepidolite Mica and matrix (which we believe is Microcline) are very rare and those in
existence were added to collections years ago. We added a small touch of glue to firmly hold this piece in the display base so the
Lepidolite mica sheets would not be damaged while on display. Everyone has to “pick this one up”…a truly magnificent piece!

This specimen weighs 3 lbs (1361g) and measures 6 x 5.3 x 3.4 inches (15.3 x 13.4 x 8.6cm)
Item # 26LEP06183022
Lepidolite
Polished Freeform
from Madagascar

$46.00
This is a rare and highly desirable Lepidolite specimen!
The dimensions of the stone are 2.6 x 2 x 1.2 inches (6.7 x 5.1 x 3.1 cm).  It
weighs 5.4 oz or 0.33 lb (153g), and has a very nice polish.

The stone really sparkles beautifully under natural or halogen lighting. There
is one very small vug in the crystal.  You will likely feel it before you see
it.This is a wonderful specimen of a fairly new and hard to come by mineral
form from Madagascar. This piece was procured from a Madagascar
Minerals dealer at the May 2018 Franklin, North Carolina Show
Item # T-LEP06196690
Lepidolite in matrix from Brazil

$3
8.00
This is a Very Nice Lepidolite in matrix specimen.
This is an excellent cabinet specimen of Lepidolite Mica in Microcline matrix from Brazil. This was hand selected from
a Brazilian Minerals Dealer at the May 2019 Franklin, NC Show.
This specimen measures 4.9 x 4.2 x 1.8 inches (12.5 x 10.6 x 4.8 cm) and weighs 26.2 oz or 1.64 lbs (743g)
Item # V-LEP06199372
Large Lepidolite Lithium Mica
specimen with a bit of
matrix
from Brazil

$1
15.00
This is a Collector Grade Large Cabinet Lepidolite (Lithium bearing Mica) specimen.
This is an excellent large cabinet specimen of Lepidolite Mica with a small amount of Microcline and Quartz matrix from
Brazil. This was hand selected from a Brazilian Minerals Dealer at the May 2019 Franklin, NC Show.
This specimen measures 7.2 x 5.2 x 3 inches (18.3 x 13.4 x 7.6 cm) and weighs 74.2 oz or 4.64 lbs (2.107kg)