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Seraphinite

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Formula:
Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
A variety of Clinochlore

A dense fine-grained variety of clinochlore which is used for carving and as a decorative stone.

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Chemical Properties of SeraphiniteHide

Formula:
Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8

Synonyms of SeraphiniteHide

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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz2 photos of Seraphinite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Clinochlore1 photo of Seraphinite associated with Clinochlore on mindat.org.
Hematite1 photo of Seraphinite associated with Hematite on mindat.org.

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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 SeraphiniteHide

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Manqu Zhao, Yan Lan, Na Yu, and Tianyang Zhang (2006): Study on Mineralogical Characteristics of Chlorite Jade from Russia. Journal of Gems & Gemmology 8(2), 14-16.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. β“˜ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Zheleznogorsk (Korshunikha)
Lauf, R. J. (2010). Collector's Guide to the Chlorite Group. Rocks & Minerals, 85(4), 318-325.; Dennis Tryon collection
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