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Lepidolite (KLi2Al(Al,Si)3O10(F,OH)2) is a lilac or rose-violet colored phyllosilicate mineral of the mica group that is a secondary source of lithium. It is associated with other lithium-bearing minerals like spodumene in pegmatite bodies. It is one of the major sources of the rare alkali metals, rubidium and caesium.
Associated Minerals: quartz, feldspar, spodumene, amblygonite, tourmaline.
Notable Occurrences: Brazil; Ural Mountains, Russia; California; Tanco Pegmatite, Bernic Lake Manitoba, Canada.
See also: List of minerals
Categories: Phyllosilicates | Lithium minerals | Potassium minerals | Aluminium minerals
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