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Sericite

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Named in 1852 by Karl/Carl List from the Greek seirος meaning "silken".
A variety of Muscovite

A term for a fine-grained white, pale green to oily greenish mica, mainly Muscovite (rarely Paragonite).

Classification of Sericite

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Sericite

Reference List:
Zhang, M., Wang, L., Hirai, S., Redfern, S.A.T., and Salje, E.K.H. (2005) Dehydroxylation and CO2 incorporation in annealed mica (sericite): An infrared spectroscopic study. American Mineralogist: 90: 173-180.

Internet Links for Sericite

Specimens:
The following Sericite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Sericite

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