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Labradorite and Moonstone Physical Properties

1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
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1.2 Solubility
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1.3 Durability
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1.4 Specific Gravity
2.69-2.72
2.56-2.60
1.5 Fracture
Uneven, Conchoidal, Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)
Uneven, Uneven, ConchoidalWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001)
1.6 Cleavage
Perfect on {001}, less perfect on {010}, intersecting at near 90°; distinct on {110}
2,1 basal ; 2,1 prismatic ; 3,1 pinacoidal
1.7 Mohs Hardness
6-6.5
6-6.5
1.8 Chemical Composition
(Na,Ca)1-2Si3-2O8
Plagioclase Feldspar s: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8 Orthoclase Feldspar : KAlSi3O8

Labradorite and Moonstone Chemical Formula

While comparing Labradorite and Moonstone 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 Labradorite and Moonstone chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Labradorite- (Na,Ca)1-2Si3-2O8
  • Chemical formula of Moonstone- Plagioclase Feldspar s: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8 Orthoclase Feldspar : KAlSi3O8

Labradorite and Moonstone Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Labradorite and Moonstone Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Labradorite and Moonstone Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Labradorite is 2.56-2.60 whereas that of Moonstone is 2.56-2.60.