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Seraphinite

A geografical limited mineral with a very unusal look; The Seraphinite almost looks like someone tried to glue togheter something that brooke. With its rounded edges this example can be fitted with claws or a bezel. A good size for a pendant.

 

Size: ca 45x22x5

In stock:  1

Origin: Russia

 

Price: USD 8.95

 

Seraphinite is a trade name for a particular form of clinochlore, a member of the chlorite group. It apparently acquired its name due to its resemblance to feathers due to its chatoyancy. Seraphinite is named after the biblical seraphs or seraphim angels.With some specimens the resemblance is quite strong, with shorter down-like feathery growths leading into longer "flight feathers"; the resemblance even spurs fanciful marketing phrases like "silver plume seraphinite." Seraphinite is generally dark green to gray in colour, has chatoyancy, and has hardness between 2 and 4 on the Mohs scale.

Seraphinite is mined in a limited area of eastern Siberia in Russia. Russian mineralogist Nikolay Koksharov (1818-1892 or 1893) is often credited with its discovery.

In Isaiah 6:2-6 the term Seraph is used to describe a type of celestial being or angel.

 

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Latest update: 28 augusti 2015