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Moonstone and Garnet Physical Properties

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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
2.56-2.60
3.55-4.33
1.5 Fracture
Uneven, Uneven, ConchoidalWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001)
Conchoidal, Uneven
1.6 Cleavage
2,1 basal ; 2,1 prismatic ; 3,1 pinacoidal
Indistinct
1.7 Mohs Hardness
6-6.5
6.5-7.5
1.8 Chemical Composition
Plagioclase Feldspar s: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8 Orthoclase Feldspar : KAlSi3O8
Garnet is a series of several different minerals with unique chemical formulas.

Moonstone and Garnet Chemical Formula

While comparing Moonstone and Garnet 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 Moonstone and Garnet chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Moonstone- Plagioclase Feldspar s: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8 Orthoclase Feldspar : KAlSi3O8
  • Chemical formula of Garnet- Garnet is a series of several different minerals with unique chemical formulas.

Moonstone and Garnet Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Moonstone and Garnet Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Moonstone and Garnet Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Moonstone is 3.55-4.33 whereas that of Garnet is 3.55-4.33.