The Lepidolite Queen (Arrowtown)
Artist - Tafunga Bonjisi
Material - Lepidolite
Dimensions - 56h x 20w x 20d
With its natural colour, tactile surface and flowing lines, beautiful stone sculpture from Birdwoods will add a graceful focal point to your home and garden
Purple in colour, this stone is absolutely stunning, especially in natural daylight. It is greatly prized by the sculptors but increasingly difficult to source and becoming prohibitively expensive as a carving stone. This is due to the demand from the telecommunications industry as Lepidolite is a member of the mica group and is a secondary source of lithium. It is also one of the major sources of the rare alkali metals rubidium and casesium.