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Barite and Hematite Physical Properties

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1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
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Brittle
1.2 Solubility
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Not Available
1.3 Durability
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Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
4.48
5.00-5.30
1.5 Fracture
Uneven
Uneven, Uneven, ConchoidalWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001) More from other references, Conchoidal, Brittle
1.6 Cleavage
{010} Perfect, {210} Perfect, {010} Imperfect
None, may show partings on {0001} and {10 1 1}
1.7 Mohs Hardness
3-3.5
6
1.8 Chemical Composition
BaSO4
Fe 2O 3Arthur Thomas , Gemstones (2009)

Barite and Hematite Chemical Formula

While comparing Barite and Hematite 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 Barite and Hematite chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Barite- BaSO4
  • Chemical formula of Hematite- Fe 2O 3Arthur Thomas , Gemstones (2009)

Barite and Hematite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Barite and Hematite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Barite and Hematite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Barite is 5.00-5.30 whereas that of Hematite is 5.00-5.30.