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Serpentine Serpentine stone comes in staggering variety of colors. The variations in color is the result of varied mineral infusions in the stone. The name has been derived from the color and appearances of the stone which resembles the skin of a serpent. The best quality serpentine has fine textures with no cleavages.

Serpentine is the most common stone in use with varying hardness. Most sculptors select the harder and more durable serpentine for sculpting. The hardness ranges from 2.5 - 5.5 on Mohs scale.

In healing usage, serpentine is very powerful. It aids the clearing of blocked areas, brings the chakras back in balance and also is very beneficial for the heart chakra. Its properties promotes good luck and helps people in achieving their dreams and desires.

The notable areas where the deposits of serpentine occurs are New Zealand, China, South Africa, Italy, England and the USA.

Techinical Specification

Name
Moh's
Specific Gravity
Structure
Cleavage
Refractive Index
Double
Disp.
Pleochro
Fluorescence
Serpentine 2.5 2.4-2.8 Monoclinic None 1.560-1.571 None None None Partly yellow

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