5.5" Polished Seraphinite Slab - Korshunovkiy Mine, Siberia

This is a cross-sectional cut slab of seraphinite that was collected from the Korshunovkiy mine (Korshunovskoye Iron Skarn) Siberia, Russia. It has been polished to a glossy finish, revealing the chatoyant nature of this stunning mineral. The back of the piece is natural and the thickness varies up to about 1.1" thick.

It is accompanied by an acrylic display stand.

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. Seraphinite is named after the biblical seraphs or seraphim angels: it apparently acquired its name due to its resemblance to feathers, caused by its chatoyancy.
Clinochlore var. Seraphinite
Korshunovskoye Iron Skarn, Irkutskaya Oblast, Eastern Siberia
5.5 x 5.5", up to 1.1" thick