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Cordierite and Clintonite Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Greasy, Vitreous
Vitreous, Pearly
1.2 Pleochroism
X = pale yellow
X = colorless
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Not Available
Not Available
1.5 Refractive Index
Not Available
1.643-1.648
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Orthorhombic
monoclinic
1.8 Birefringence
Not Available
0.012-0.015
1.9 Clarity
Not Available
Not Available

Cordierite and Clintonite Optic Character

Cordierite and Clintonite optical properties play a significant role while distinguishing these gemstones from each other. These properties are influenced by the Cordierite and Clintonite 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 Cordierite and Clintonite 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.

Cordierite and Clintonite Transparency

Similar to their colors, Cordierite and Clintonite 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, Cordierite is Not Available while Cordierite is Not Available in appearance.