What is Seraphinite?
Seraphinite is a trade name for a particular form of clinochlore, a member of the chlorite group. It’s primarily found in the Lake Baikal region of Siberia, Russia. Seraphinite is often used as a gemstone and is popular for its unique green color and feather-like patterns.
Seraphinite is a unique gemstone that comes in shades of green with feather-like patterns. Its unique appearance and color make it a popular choice for jewelry and decorative items, especially pendants and beads.
|Chemical Classification||Inorganic - Silicate (Phyllosilicate)|
|Color||Deep green with silvery-white feather-like patterns.|
|Luster||Silky to vitreous.|
|Occurrence||Primarily found in the Lake Baikal region of Siberia, Russia.|
|Formation||Formed from hydrothermal alterations of igneous rocks.|
|Diaphaneity||Translucent to opaque|
|Mohs Hardness||2 - 2.5.|
|Specific Gravity||Approximately 2.6 - 2.9.|
|Diagnostic Properties||Green with silvery chatoyant patterns.|
|Pleochroism||Not observable due to its opacity.|
|Crystal System||Monoclinic (variety of Clinochlore)|
|Optical Properties||Biaxial (+)|
|Refractive Index||Varies due to mixture of minerals|
|Birefringence||Varies due to mixture of minerals|
|2V angle||Measured: 58°|
|Dispersion||Not typically noted due to its opacity.|