Lepidolite a Phyllosilicate Mineral, Mica group, Secondary Source of Lithium

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  • Proving of Lepidolite, A mica gemstone

    Remedy Abbreviation: undetermined

    Los Angeles School of Homeopathy, in conjunction with the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy Proving Team
    2010

    MASTER PROVER

    Jason-Aeric Huenecke CCH, RSHom (NA)

    SOURCE

    Avghi Constantinides, Director of the Los Angeles School of Homeopathy, collected flakes of the substance from a piece of Lepidolite carried by a colleague, a “very grounded” psychiatrist, to keep himself grounded while working with patients. The substance prepared by Homeopathic Laboratories, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

    METHODOLOGY

    The proving consisted of 16 provers (14 females, 2 males). The remedy administered in 30C potency with two placebos. The proving was double blind format in which neither the master prover, supervisors nor provers were aware of the substance they were taking. During the proving, provers logged symptoms on a daily basis and were in daily contact with their supervisor until symptoms subsided.

    COMPILATION

    Prover and Supervisors: Los Angeles School of Homeopathy
    Theme Work: Lori Foley
    Editor: Suzanne Joyce

    REMEDY AVAILABILITY

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  • Teamwork - A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction!”

    Larry Kersten, American Sociologist

    CHEMICAL FORMULA: K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2
    Components: Potassium, Lithium, Alumina, Silica, Oxygen, Flouride

    SYNONYMS: Lilalite, Lithium mica

    Background

    1. Classification
    2. Components
    3. Discovery
    4. Crystal Forms

     

    CLASSIFICATION

    Lepidolite is an uncommon mica, it is an ore of lithium and forms in granite masses that contain a basic potassium lithium aluminum fluoro-silicate; it is transparent to translucent, in colors of lavender, lilac, gray-white, pink, purple, rose-red, violet, and violet-gray, yellowish, white, translucent; colorless to pale pink in thin section. It has a luster of pearly to vitreous. Formed in granite pegmatites, derived by metasomatic replacement of biotite or muscovite; in some high-temperature quartz veins, greisens, and granites; it is one of the major sources of the rare alkali metals rubidium and caesium.

    COMPONENTS

    CHEMICAL FORMULA: K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2

    Potassium (K 10.07% K2O 12.13 %
    Lithium (Li) 3.58 % Li2O 7.7%
    Aluminum (Al) 6.95 % Al2O3 13.13 %
    Silicon (Si) 28.93 % SiO2 61.89 %
    Hydrogen (H) 0.26 % H2O 2.32 %
    Oxygen (O) 45.32 %  
    Fluorine (F) 4.89 % F 4.89 %

    DISCOVERY

    Originally named lilalite, from the Hindu ‘lila’ meaning play or game. Scientists eventually renamed the stone lepidolite, from the Greek lepidos ‘scale’ and lithos ‘stone’. The reference is to the scaly appearance of lithium flakes in the mineral.

    CRYSTAL FORMS

    Most often mined as small, scaly crystals in dense aggregates, and as micaceous masses and groupings, and in flaky, foliated, scaly forms, and tabular; it has large crystals, which are in stubby pseudohexagonal form, Lepidolite is much rarer than the other micas. It appears in micaceous rounded ball-shaped aggregates and in massive form with tiny glittery crystals. It has a physical tendency to flake off, for small pieces to peel off.

    ASSOCIATED MINERALS: Amblygonite, beryl, cassiterite, columbite, elbaite, feldspar, micas, quartz, spodumene, topaz, and tourmaline.

    OCCURANCES: Stewart Mine, Pala, California, USA, Tanco Mine, Bernic Lake, Manitoba, Canada, Brazil, and Ural Mountains, Russia.

     

  • Lepidolite Remedy Overview
    Themes - Mentals
      Womb
         Womb Images
         Caring for others, Mothers and Fathers
         Womb, Nostalgia
         Retreat, “Turn inward” “Retreat from the world”
         Ending the Connection, “Cut the Cord”
         Danger Outside, “He chews both my hands off”
      Incapable
         Incapable, “Like a little kid who is just never going to get it right”
         Small, “I could not get myself small enough”
         Self-Conscious, Embarrassed
         White-washed, Covering things up
         Extravagant, “I’m going to be brilliant”
         Extravagance, Escape from Reality
      Depression
         Apathy, “I don’t want to do anything”
         Sadness, With a Sense of Isolation
         Heavy, “To free myself from these heavy sensations”
         Severe Depression, Suicidal, “No hope” “I am no good to the world”
         Addictive “I want to make it stop”
         Bipolar, “In a rage, my screaming turns to laughter”
      Anger
         Confrontations, Quarrelsome, “Compelled to yell”
         Fighting to Retain Their Independence, “I am my own self”
         Anger Not Being Acknowledged “The lack of respect”
         Anger, “Not being supported by friends and family is too much”
      Drug
         Wakened Dream
         Calm, Serenity, “I stay calm”
         Cheerful
         Out of my body, Weightless
         Falling, “Slowly falling” “Gravity is pulling me down”
      Clear and Unclear
         Clear, “Feeling clear today”
         Dreams Vivid, Remembering Dreams
         Clarity; Meditation
         Unclear, “Thinking was like moving through molasses”
      Substance: Pink and Purple, Stone, and Flowers

  • Lepidolite Repertory

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