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Fluorite and Fluorapatite Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous
Vitreous, Resinous
1.2 Pleochroism
AbsentWalter Schumann
Weak to strong if coloreD
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
0.01
Rank: 30 (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent, Translucent, Transparent to translucent
Transparent
1.5 Refractive Index
1.432-1.436
1.631-1.650
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
cubic
Hexagonal
1.8 Birefringence
Not Available
Not Available
1.9 Clarity
Transparent
Transparent

Fluorite and Fluorapatite Optic Character

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

Fluorite and Fluorapatite Transparency

Similar to their colors, Fluorite and Fluorapatite 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, Fluorite is Translucent, Transparent and Transparent to translucent while Fluorite is Translucent, Transparent and Transparent to translucent in appearance.