Lepidolite Skull Carving
Lepidolite carved skull
Weighs about 1lbs 12oz
Carved crystals are individual works of art and will also bear the marks of their lapidary artisans, please appreciate the unique details of items made by hand.
Lepidolite is a potassium lithium aluminum silicate with a hardness of 2.5 to 3. Its crystal system is monoclinic. It crystallizes in cleavable masses, scaly aggregates and in tabular hexagonal crystals. Lepidolite often occurs in association with other lithium-bearing minerals, such as Tourmaline or Spodumene. Color is most often pink, purplish or lavender, although Lepidolite can also be grayish, white or even colorless. Good deposits of Lepidolite have been found in Africa, Brazil, Greenland and the USA. In the United States, the best Lepidolite localities are Auburn, Maine, and San Diego County, California. One of the newest and most preferred types of Lepidolite for metaphysical use is Lilac Lepidolite from Africa. [The Book of Stones pg. 286]
Researchers have written dozens of books and hundreds of articles about crystal skulls, few have attempted to explain the origin and purpose of these sculptures. For some, the crystal skulls are 19th-century “hoaxes”; for others, they are extraterrestrial artefacts, while yet others believe they are remnants of a lost civilisation.
Perhaps the most likely explanation is that they are part and parcel of the ancient cultures, particularly the Mayan, that existed in the area of Central America where they were found. Could it be that these skulls were one of the most important relics in the sacred temple complexes? Crystal skulls speak to the imagination, but are some of these skulls and their stories too good to be true?