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Sérandite

Inosilicates

Serandite with formula Na(Mn2+,Ca)2Si3O8(OH). The mineral was discovered in Guinea in 1931 and named for J. M. Sérand. Serandite is generally red, brown, black or colorless. The correct name lacks an accent.

Identification

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.668
1.671
1.703

Luster ( interacts light )

Dull
Greasy
Silky
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic