Lepidolite is a lilac-gray or rose-colored member of the mica group of minerals with formula K(Li,Al,Rb)2(Al,Si)4O10(F,OH)2. It is the most abundant lithium-bearing mineral and is a secondary source of this metal. It is a phyllosilicate mineral and a member of the polylithionite-trilithionite series.
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. In 1861, Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff extracted 150 kg (330 lb) of lepidolite and yielded a few grams of rubidium salts for analysis, and therefore discovered the new element rubidium.
It occurs in granite pegmatites, in some high-temperature quartz veins, greisens and granites. Associated minerals include quartz, feldspar, spodumene, amblygonite, tourmaline, columbite, cassiterite, topaz and beryl.
This report contains market size and forecasts of Lepidolite in China, including the following market information:
China Lepidolite Market Revenue, 2015-2020, 2021-2026, ($ millions)
China Lepidolite Market Consumption, 2015-2020, 2021-2026, (K MT)
China Lepidolite Production Capacity, 2015-2020, 2021-2026, (K MT)
Top Five Competitors in China Lepidolite Market 2019 (%)
The global Lepidolite market was valued at 5 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 15 million by 2026, at a CAGR of 29.1% during the forecast period. While the Lepidolite market size in China was US$ XX million in 2019, and it is expected to reach US$ XX million by the end of 2026, with a CAGR of XX% during 2020-2026.
MARKET MONITOR GLOBAL, INC (MMG) has surveyed the Lepidolite manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and industry experts on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses, with top challenges including ingredients and raw material delays, component and packaging shortages, reduced/cancelled orders from clients and consumers, and closures of production lines in some impacted areas.
This report also analyses and evaluates the COVID-19 impact on Lepidolite production and consumption in China
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Total Market by Segment:
China Lepidolite Market, By Type, 2015-2020, 2021-2026 ($ millions) & (K MT)
China Lepidolite Market Segment Percentages, By Type, 2019 (%)
China Lepidolite Market, By Application, 2015-2020, 2021-2026 ($ millions) & (K MT)
China Lepidolite Market Segment Percentages, By Application, 2019 (%)
Others (Including Ceramics and Glasses, etc.)
The report also provides analysis of leading market participants including:
Total Lepidolite Market Competitors Revenues in China, by Players 2015-2020 (Estimated), ($ millions)
Total Lepidolite Market Competitors Revenues Share in China, by Players 2019 (%)
Total China Lepidolite Market Competitors Sales, by Players 2015-2020 (Estimated), (K MT)
Total China Lepidolite Market Competitors Sales Market Share by Players 2019 ($ millions)
Further, the report presents profiles of competitors in the market, including the following:
Jiangxi Special Electric Motor Co., Ltd.
Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd