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Libyan Desert Glass and Andalusite 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
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3.05-3.21
1.5 Fracture
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Uneven, Subconchoidal, Uneven, Subconchoidal, Splintery, UnevenArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009)
1.6 Cleavage
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Good on {110}, poor on {100}
1.7 Mohs Hardness
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7.5
1.8 Chemical Composition
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Al 2SiO 5Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth edition (2006) More from other references

Libyan Desert Glass and Andalusite Chemical Formula

While comparing Libyan Desert Glass and Andalusite 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 Libyan Desert Glass and Andalusite chemical formula.

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  • Chemical formula of Andalusite- Al 2SiO 5Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth edition (2006) More from other references

Libyan Desert Glass and Andalusite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Libyan Desert Glass and Andalusite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Libyan Desert Glass and Andalusite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Libyan Desert Glass is 3.05-3.21 whereas that of Andalusite is 3.05-3.21.

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