BUDDHA STATUE SMALL SERPENTINE
A beautiful Buddha Statue Small Serpentine stone to add to your collection or alter. This is one of the pieces of stone carvings we picked up on our trip to Burma last year. Showing good detail crafted by hand from a local artist out of Serpentine stone.
4cm x 6.1cm x 2cm, 65g.
(Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4, Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide
Serpentine is a major rock forming mineral and is found as a constituent in many metamorphic and weather igneous rocks. It often colors many of these rocks to a green color and most rocks that have a green color probably have serpentine in some amount. Serpentine is actually a general name applied to several members of a polymorphic group. These minerals have essentially the same chemistry but different structures. The following is a list of these minerals, their formulas and symmetry class:
Antigorite; (Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4; monoclinic.
Clinochrysotile; Mg3Si2O5(OH)4; monoclinic.
Lizardite; Mg3Si2O5(OH)4; trigonal and hexagonal.
Orthochrysotile; Mg3Si2O5(OH)4; orthorhombic.
Parachrysotile; (Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4; orthorhombic.