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