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Achroite and Bustamite Physical Properties

1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
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1.2 Solubility
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Partly soluble in HCl.
1.3 Durability
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Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
2.90-3.40
3.32-3.43
1.5 Fracture
Uneven, Uneven, ConchoidalWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001)
ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009), ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009)
1.6 Cleavage
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{100} perfect; {110} and {1 1 0} good; {010} poor
1.7 Mohs Hardness
7-7.5
5.5-6
1.8 Chemical Composition
Na(Li 1.5Al 1.5)Al 6(Si 6O 18)(BO 3) 3(OH) 3(OH)Gemdat.org , Management Team (2012) Formula given for elbaite.
(Ca,Mn2+ )Si 3O 9Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006) More from other references

Achroite and Bustamite Chemical Formula

While comparing Achroite and Bustamite physical properties, the important data you should know is its chemical composition. Since chemical formula defines the molecular structure of the crystal, most of the physical properties like color, tenacity, solubility are governed by Achroite and Bustamite chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Achroite- Na(Li 1.5Al 1.5)Al 6(Si 6O 18)(BO 3) 3(OH) 3(OH)Gemdat.org , Management Team (2012) Formula given for elbaite.
  • Chemical formula of Bustamite- (Ca,Mn2+ )Si 3O 9Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006) More from other references

Achroite and Bustamite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Achroite and Bustamite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Achroite and Bustamite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Achroite is 3.32-3.43 whereas that of Bustamite is 3.32-3.43.

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