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Serendibite - Sold


Serendibite is a calcium magnesium aluminum borate silicate, originally found in Sri Lanka. Prior & Coomáraswámy (1903) named the mineral using the historic Arabic name for Sri Lanka: Serendib. Serendibite is a member of the sapphirine supergroup, minerals whose structures consist of interconnected pyroxene and spinel modules (Grew et al., 2008).

The recognition of serendibite in Burma dates to 2002 or so, coinciding with the rediscovery of painite in the area. This is a rounded single crystal grain, likely rounded by water. 25.09 cts.