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Sericite

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Formula:
KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Name:
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).


Chemical Properties of Sericite

Formula:
KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

Synonyms of Sericite

Other Language Names for Sericite

Varieties of Sericite

Chromian Sericite

A chromium-bearing variety of Sericite.

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz30 photos of Sericite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Pyrite21 photos of Sericite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Epidote10 photos of Sericite associated with Epidote on mindat.org.
Fluorite9 photos of Sericite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Calcite8 photos of Sericite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Schorl7 photos of Sericite associated with Schorl on mindat.org.
Topaz6 photos of Sericite associated with Topaz on mindat.org.
Weberite6 photos of Sericite associated with Weberite on mindat.org.
Cryolite6 photos of Sericite associated with Cryolite on mindat.org.
Magnetite6 photos of Sericite associated with Magnetite on mindat.org.

Other Information

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

Sericite in petrology

An essential component of (items highlighted in red)
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References for Sericite

Reference List:
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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

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

Localities for Sericite

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