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Achroite and Ludlamite Physical Properties

1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
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1.2 Solubility
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1.3 Durability
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1.4 Specific Gravity
2.90-3.40
3.1-3.2
1.5 Fracture
Uneven, Uneven, ConchoidalWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001)
UnevenArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009), UnevenArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009)
1.6 Cleavage
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Vitreous, pearly on cleavage
1.7 Mohs Hardness
7-7.5
3-4
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.
(Fe2+ ,Mg,Mn2+ ) 3(PO 4) 2 · 4H 2OMichael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006) More from other references

Achroite and Ludlamite Chemical Formula

While comparing Achroite and Ludlamite 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 Ludlamite 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 Ludlamite- (Fe2+ ,Mg,Mn2+ ) 3(PO 4) 2 · 4H 2OMichael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006) More from other references

Achroite and Ludlamite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Achroite and Ludlamite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Achroite and Ludlamite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Achroite is 3.1-3.2 whereas that of Ludlamite is 3.1-3.2.

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