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Serendibite

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Serendibite

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Description
Locality: 
Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay, Myanmar (former Burma)
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.6 × 0.5 × 0.2 cm
Description

Serendibite is a very rare silicate-borate used for gemmological purposes. 

It occurs in this specimen as a single crystal aggregate from Myanmar.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Serendibite

Formula: 
(Ca,Na)2(Mg,Fe2+)3(Al,Fe3+)3[O2|(Si,Al,B)6O18]
Strunz: 
9.DH.40
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Gangapitiya, Ambakotte, Central Province, Sri Lanka

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