Lithium Rich Natural Mineral
Mica is a distinctive and relatively common lithium-rich mineral widely used in industry around the world. Silvery coloured inclusions of mica can also be found within many other minerals some of which include dravite a brown variety of tourmaline and the gemstone seraphinite. Traces of mica have also been found in cave paintings that date back 40,000 to 10,000 years BC.
Mica is part of a larger group known as silicate minerals or sheet silicates because it forms in distinctive layers. A heat resistant material that doesn't conduct electricity, mica is fairly soft, flakey and light weight and both the layers and flakes are flexible. There are thirty seven different varieties the most common of which includes muscovite and lepidolite.
This piece of mica is highly lustrous which sadly cannot be fully appreciated in our photo but it reflects light from every angle and its colour varies depending on the direction of light.
Being an abundant lithium bearing mineral means that in crystal healing it's used for lifting the spirit, balancing the emotions, mood swings, depression and for people with bipolar. Lithium is known to reduce manic and depressive episodes caused as a result of bipolar.
Weight (grams) : 88
Size (cms) : 7.1 x 5.8 x 1.3