Chemical composition: KLi2AlSi4O10(OH)2 Hydrated potassium aluminum silicate
Color: Pinkish purple or purple with pink spots (sometimes pink tourmaline)
Origin: BRAZIL, USA, Namibia, madagascar, Czech Republic
Typical structure: Monoclinic. Often in combination with Mica. Many very thin layers "stuck" to each other in a way that separate easily to thin paper like layers.
Lepidolite derives from the Greek Lepidos, meaning scale.
A stone of transition, Lepidolite insists on being used for the highest good and brings about reconciliation. Contains lithium, it issaid to be helpful in stabilizing bipolar disorders.
In the past, natural river polished tumbled stones were found near river banks. Thousands of years in running water made them smooth and shiny. In modern times, a large amount of rough stones of the same kind are put into a huge barrel with special materials. The barrel, attached to a machine, turns around so that the stones actually smooth each other. The quality of the tumbling depends on the added materials and the time. The best results are when the machines work for about 6 weeks.