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Chabazite and Carletonite Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous
Vitreous
1.2 Pleochroism
NilArthur Thomas
Weak
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent
Gemmological Tables (2004) More from other references
1.5 Refractive Index
1.478-1.490
1.517-1.521
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Trigonal
tetragonal
1.8 Birefringence
0.005-0.008
0.004
1.9 Clarity
Transparent
TransparentUlrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda

Chabazite and Carletonite Optic Character

Chabazite and Carletonite optical properties play a significant role while distinguishing these gemstones from each other. These properties are influenced by the Chabazite and Carletonite Physical Properties like crystallographic symmetry, pleochroism,etc. in the crystal. Some of the optical properties are refractive index, luster, optic character, pleochroism etc. Prominent among these is Chabazite and Carletonite optic character. You might have noticed your gemologist rotating the gemstone while testing it. Rotating a gemstone along its optic axis helps in determining its optic character.

Chabazite and Carletonite Transparency

Similar to their colors, Chabazite and Carletonite transparency can also be used as criteria for their primary identification. Although transparency cannot be the only criteria for gemstone identification, it can efficiently used in gemstone grading. Talking about their transparency, Chabazite is Transparent while Chabazite is Transparent in appearance.

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