About Lepidolite

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  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
  • Common Associations


Mineral formula: KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2 to K(Li1.5Al1.5)(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2

Mineral group: member of the Mica (trioctahedral) group

Crystal system: monoclinic

Crystal habit: massive, fine-grained to prismatic pseudohexagonal crystals

Cleavage: perfect on {001}

Fracture: micaceous

Color: pink, light purple, light rose red

Luster: sub-vitreous, resinous

Diaphaneity: transparent, translucent

Moh’s scale hardness: 2 ½ - 3 ½

Streak: white

Specific gravity: 2.8 – 2.9

Named after: the Greek words lepidos for "scale" and lithos for "stone" by Martin Klaproth in 1792.

Type locality: Rožná pegmatite, Žďár nad Sázavou, Vysočina Region, Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic.

Geological occurrence: May be found in aplites associated with granite pegmatite. Rarely found in hydrothermal veins and extremely rarely in granite contact zones.


Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Lepidolite has a refreshing energy that stimulates feelings of hope, light and acceptance. It is best known for its ability to facilitate stress reduction, and assisting in the restructuring of old patterns, gently facilitating change and growth

Common Associations

  • Chakra –throat, heart, third-eye
  • Numerology – vibrates to the number 8
  • Zodiac – Libra
  • Birthstone – no traditional association
  • Wedding Anniversary – no traditional association


* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.

*** Metaphysical properties come from: 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.

The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals (2003) Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 399 pp.

Crystal Muse (2017) Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, 285 pp.

Crystal Gridwork (2018) Kiera Fogg, Weiser Books, 128 pp.