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Moldavite and Calcite Optical Properties

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous
Vitreous, Pearly
1.2 Pleochroism
Absent
NilArthur Thomas
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
None
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent, Translucent
Transparent, Translucent
1.5 Refractive Index
1.48-1.54
1.486-1.658
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Amorphous
Trigonal
1.8 Birefringence
Not Available
0.154-0.174
1.9 Clarity
Transparent
Transparent

Moldavite and Calcite Optic Character

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

Moldavite and Calcite Transparency

Similar to their colors, Moldavite and Calcite 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, Moldavite is Translucent and Transparent while Moldavite is Translucent and Transparent in appearance.