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DescriptionLepidolite belongs to the mica group. It has the chemical formula of KLi2Al(Al,Si)3O10(F,OH)2. Lepidolite is an ore of lithium and forms in granitic masses that contain a substantial amount of lithium. Lepidolite is an uncommon mica and has only recently become available on the mineral market in large quantities. The name comes from the Greek lepidion meaning scale and lithos meaning stone. Green lepidolite is more uncommon than its purple sister.
LocationBrazil. Minas Gerais.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-06-25.
CollectionDexter Perkins Mineral Collection.
Key wordslepidolite, lithium ore, lithium
Tech details505 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number842