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Anandite

Phyllosilicates

Anandite is a rare phyllosilicate with formula (Ba,K)(Fe2+,Mg)3(Si,Al,Fe)4O10(S,OH)2. It crystallizes in the monoclinic. It is black in color with a glassy luster

It was first described in 1967 for an occurrence in the Wilagedera Prospect of the North Western Province in bands of iron It has also been found in Big Creek and in Trumball Peak in Mariposa County, California in New Jersey It was named for Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy (1877–1947), who was the director of the Mineral Survey of Ceylon, Sri Lanka at that time.

Anandite is a member of the mica Other minerals that anandite is associated with include: magnetite , pyrite

Identification

Color of mineral

Black

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

The streak

White

Density ( specific gravity )

1.855
1.88

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic