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Citrine and Calcite Physical Properties

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1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
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Brittle
1.2 Solubility
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Soluble
1.3 Durability
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Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
2.65
2.67-2.73
1.5 Fracture
ConchoidalMichael O’Donoghue, Gems, Sixth Edition (2006), Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)
Conchoidal, ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009), ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009), Brittle, Conchoidal
1.6 Cleavage
Indiscernible
Perfect on [10 1 1] three directions with angle of 74° 55
1.7 Mohs Hardness
7
3
1.8 Chemical Composition
SiO2
CaCO 3Ulrich Henn and Claudio C.

Citrine and Calcite Chemical Formula

While comparing Citrine and Calcite 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 Citrine and Calcite chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Citrine- SiO2
  • Chemical formula of Calcite- CaCO 3Ulrich Henn and Claudio C.

Citrine and Calcite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Citrine and Calcite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Citrine and Calcite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Citrine is 2.67-2.73 whereas that of Calcite is 2.67-2.73.

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