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Serendibite

Inosilicates

Serendibite is an extremely rare silicate mineral that was first discovered in 1902 in Sri Lanka by Dunil Palitha Gunasekera and named after Serendib, the old Arabic name for Sri Lanka.

The mineral is found in skarns metasomatism where intruded by granite. Minerals occurring with serendibite include diopside , scapolite, apatite, hyalophane , clinozoisite , warwickite

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Blue
Green
Grey
Black

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.701

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic