2.8" Rough, Botryoidal Seraphinite Specimen - Siberia, Russia
This is a rough, chatoyant seraphinite formation that was collected from the Korshunovskiy Mine (Korshunovskoye Iron Skarn) of Eastern Siberia, Russia. It shows its natural, botryoidal formations that are encrusted in a layer of red hematite.
Seraphinite is a trade name for a particular, dark-green, feathery form of the mineral clinochlore. This material is mined exclusively from the Korshunovskoye iron skarn deposit in the Irkutskaya Oblast of Eastern Siberia. 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.