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Andalusite and Kyanite Physical Properties

1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
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Brittle
1.2 Solubility
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1.3 Durability
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1.4 Specific Gravity
3.05-3.21
3.53-3.65
1.5 Fracture
Uneven, Subconchoidal, Uneven, Subconchoidal, Splintery, UnevenArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009)
Splintery, Brittle, Metallic
1.6 Cleavage
Good on {110}, poor on {100}
[100] perfect [010] imperfect with 79° angle between
1.7 Mohs Hardness
7.5
4-7
1.8 Chemical Composition
Al 2SiO 5Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth edition (2006) More from other references
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Andalusite and Kyanite Chemical Formula

While comparing Andalusite and Kyanite 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 Andalusite and Kyanite chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Andalusite- Al 2SiO 5Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth edition (2006) More from other references
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Andalusite and Kyanite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Andalusite and Kyanite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Andalusite and Kyanite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Andalusite is 3.53-3.65 whereas that of Kyanite is 3.53-3.65.

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