Lepidolite Mica – Zimbabwe
£1.50 – £4.50
Lepidolite mica mineral specimens exhibiting a fine crystalline and granular form as opposed to a single sheet. These samples come from Zimbabwe and though are massive, still exhibit a lilac colouration and metallic lustre, available in various sizes and supplied in a card tray with a data label.
Lepidolite mica in a massive form from Zimbabwe, a lilac coloured mineral of the mica group, which also includes muscovite, biotite, phlogopite and others. As expected of mica minerals, the crystals form in sheets known as a basal cleavage, when the sheets form in large masses, they are sometimes referred to as 'books', due to the sheets appearing similar to the pages of a book. Lepidolite is found in quartz veins, greisens and granite. It is an abundant source of lithium, an element well used in modern technology in the present day in most of our pieces of hand held gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets, cordless power tools and more. These particular specimens come from Zimbabwe, have a metallic lustre and vivid lilac colouration, however, unlike our sheets of lepidolite from Brazil, these specimens are in their massive form, essentially, a chunk made up of numerous smaller lepidolite crystals, other minerals such as quartz may also be present. Available in 3 sizes and supplied in a card tray with an information label.