Botryoidal lepidolite mica mineral specimen which exhibit a lilac purple colouration. A major ore of lithium as well as rare earth alkaline metal, they mineral specimens come from Minas Gerais, Brazil and are available in a variety of sizes, each specimen will be supplied in a card tray with an information label.
Lepidolite mica mineral specimens which are members of the mica group of minerals, specimens tend to have a lilac colouration, however, grey and rose are also colours which the mineral can be found in. It is often found in granitic rocks such as pegmatites as well as quartz veins, greisens and granites in general, where high temperatures are present. It's lilac purple colouration have resulted in it being sought after as a gemstone in modern times, however, it is chemicallly important for modern technology as it is a secondary source of lithium, which is the main element present in almost all rechargeable batteries today such as phone batteries, tablets, controllers and more. It is also a major sources of the rare alkaline metals caesium and rubidium which are respectively used in various electrical components, accurate clocks, oil drilling, fireworks and more.
These particular mineral specimens of lepidolite mica exhibit a botryoidal crystal habit, in which the fine crystals have grown to appear as a 'bubbling' mass. The surface is smooth and is purple in colour. They come from Minas Gerais, Brazil and are available in a variety of sizes, each specimen will be supplied in a card tray with an information label.