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Achroite and Proustite Physical Properties

1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
Not Available
Brittle
1.2 Solubility
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Not Available
1.3 Durability
Not Available
Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
2.90-3.40
5.51-5.64
1.5 Fracture
Uneven, Uneven, ConchoidalWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001)
Uneven, Uneven, ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009), Brittle
1.6 Cleavage
Not Available
Distinct on {10 1 1}
1.7 Mohs Hardness
7-7.5
2.5
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.
Ag 3AsS 3Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006) More from other references

Achroite and Proustite Chemical Formula

While comparing Achroite and Proustite 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 Proustite 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 Proustite- Ag 3AsS 3Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006) More from other references

Achroite and Proustite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Achroite and Proustite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Achroite and Proustite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Achroite is 5.51-5.64 whereas that of Proustite is 5.51-5.64.

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