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Moonstone and Hematite Physical Properties

1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
Not Available
Brittle
1.2 Solubility
Not Available
Not Available
1.3 Durability
Not Available
Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
2.56-2.60
5.00-5.30
1.5 Fracture
Uneven, Uneven, ConchoidalWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001)
Uneven, Uneven, ConchoidalWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001) More from other references, Conchoidal, Brittle
1.6 Cleavage
2,1 basal ; 2,1 prismatic ; 3,1 pinacoidal
None, may show partings on {0001} and {10 1 1}
1.7 Mohs Hardness
6-6.5
6
1.8 Chemical Composition
Plagioclase Feldspar s: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8 Orthoclase Feldspar : KAlSi3O8
Fe 2O 3Arthur Thomas , Gemstones (2009)

Moonstone and Hematite Chemical Formula

While comparing Moonstone and Hematite 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 Hematite chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Moonstone- Plagioclase Feldspar s: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8 Orthoclase Feldspar : KAlSi3O8
  • Chemical formula of Hematite- Fe 2O 3Arthur Thomas , Gemstones (2009)

Moonstone and Hematite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Moonstone and Hematite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Moonstone and Hematite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Moonstone is 5.00-5.30 whereas that of Hematite is 5.00-5.30.