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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).


Classification of Sericite

Chemical Properties of Sericite

Formula:
KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Sericite

Name in Other Languages:

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)
Common component of (items highlighted in red)

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

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

Localities for Sericite

Mineral and/or Locality  
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