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The chemical formula of mineral Serandite is indicated by Na(Mn, Ca)2Si3O8(OH) or Sodium Manganese Calcium Silicate Hydroxide. Serandite is actually a Silicate mineral. Serandite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of polarizing light microscopes. Serandite is usually found with its wonderful and fascinating pink color, which could appear more splendidly exhibited under petrographic polarizing microscopes for mineralogists. Serandite is also known to form series with mineral Pectolite.

 

            Serandite is most commonly found exhibiting pink to reddish pink and off white color when viewed with the aid of polarized microscopes for mineralogists. Serandite is also most commonly found showing vitreous to silky luster when viewed in reflected light of polarizing light microscopes for mineralogists. Most crystals of mineral Serandite are found transparent to translucent in appearance. The crystal habit of mineral Serandite as described in the field of optical mineralogy usually includes prismatic crystals with a distorted hexagonal cross-section. It is also usually found massive and compact in form. Serandite is most commonly found showing perfect cleavage in two directions at close to right angles when closely evaluated with the aid of polarizing light microscope. The specific gravity measure of mineral Serandite is approximately 3.2 to 3.4 grams per cubic centimeters, which is above average for translucent minerals. The hardness measure of mineral Serandite when it is evaluated using the Mohs scale method is usually 4.5. Mineral Serandite is most commonly found leaving a white streak when specimen is rubbed on a white porcelain streak plate. Serandite is usually found associated with other interesting minerals including calcite, vesuvianite, analcime, grossular, garnet and many other extremely rare minerals. The best field indicators of mineral Serandite usually include color, associations, crystal habit, luster and cleavage. Serandite notably occurs at several famous mines at St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada and Roma Island, Los Islands, Guinea.

 



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The Silicates Mineral Class
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