Lepidolite is composed of lithium, aluminum, and potassium, and often contains other minerals such as quartz and feldspar. It has a Mohs hardness of 2.5 to 4, making it relatively soft compared to other minerals. Its crystal structure is monoclinic, with thin, platy layers that can easily be peeled off.
Lepidolite is primarily found in pegmatite formations, which are igneous rocks that form from the slow cooling of magma. It is often found in association with other lithium-bearing minerals such as spodumene and petalite. Lepidolite is valued for its high lithium content, which makes it a potential source of lithium for use in batteries and other electronic devices.
Lepidolite is thought to be a soothing and calming stone that can help to reduce stress and promote feelings of peace and tranquility. It is also said to have supportive energy that can help to facilitate emotional healing and encourage feelings of self-love and self-acceptance. Lepidolite is sometimes associated with the crown chakra and is thought to help with spiritual connection and enlightenment.