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Natural Green Sinhalite Sri Lanka

Sinhalite is rare category borate mineral with formula MgAl(BO4). This Orthorhombic Crystal  hardness​ is 6 1⁄2 – 7 according to the Mohs Hardness scale.

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NATURAL RARE GREEN SINHALITE FROM SRI LANKA

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Sinhalite is rare category borate mineral with formula MgAl(BO4). This Orthorhombic Crystal  hardness​ is 6 1⁄2 – 7 according to the Mohs Hardness scale. This gemstone was first found in Sri Lanka in 1952. It was named from Sinhala – the Sanskrit name for Sri Lanka. This is also Biaxial (-) gemstone with Specific Gravity 3.475 – 3.5. also, It is a rare Gemstone.

Crystal System : Orthorhombic

Refractive Index : 1.665-1.712

Luster : Vitreous

Hardness : 6.5-7

Fracture : Conchoidal

Specific Gravity : 3.475-3.50

Birefringence : 0.035-0.037

Cleavage : None

Luminescence : None.

Transparency : Transparent

Formula : MgAlBO4

Pleochroism : Distinct: pale brown/greenish brown/dark brown.

Optics : a = 1.665-1.676; β = 1.697; γ = 1.705-1.712. (Sri Lanka = 1.669/1.702/1.706).

Optic Sign : Biaxial –

                  Sinhalite can be found in colours such as white to gray, grayish-blue or a shade of brown ranging from pale to dark and Pale pink, green, yellowish-green and brownish pink.  Sinhalite can also be found in Madagascar, Tanzania and Myanmar. Sinhalite crytals are very rare.
In Sri lanka  mostly  found
Elahera, Balangoda, Nivithigala, Ratnapura, Avissawella, Embilipitiya.

Healing Properties 👇

This gemstone encourages the person to bring positive changes in him and inspires his ideas and thoughts. Sinhalite is a mineral that is linked with “magnesium (Mg)”, “aluminum (Al)”, “boron (B)” and “oxygen (O)”. Sinhalite is a stone that represents joy in everyday life, urging the wearer to try new things.

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