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Almandine and Barite Physical Properties

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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
3.95-4.30
4.48
1.5 Fracture
Conchoidal, Brittle, Conchoidal, Brittle, Conchoidal, ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009), Brittle, Conchoidal
Uneven
1.6 Cleavage
none
{010} Perfect, {210} Perfect, {010} Imperfect
1.7 Mohs Hardness
7-7.5
3-3.5
1.8 Chemical Composition
Fe 3Al 2(SiO 4) 3Arthur Thomas , Gemstones (2009)
BaSO4

Almandine and Barite Chemical Formula

While comparing Almandine and Barite 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 Almandine and Barite chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Almandine- Fe 3Al 2(SiO 4) 3Arthur Thomas , Gemstones (2009)
  • Chemical formula of Barite- BaSO4

Almandine and Barite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Almandine and Barite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Almandine and Barite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Almandine is 4.48 whereas that of Barite is 4.48.

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