Optical Properties of Brucite

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous, Pearly
1.2 Pleochroism
Not Available
1.3 Dispersion
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Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
TransparentMichael O’Donoghue, Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
1.8 Birefringence
1.9 Clarity
TransparentMichael O’Donoghue

Brucite Luster

Optical Properties of Brucite are its behavioral responses towards light. While few optical properties can be identified with naked eyes, other require special instruments by the gemologists to identify them. Brucite optical properties like luster, clarity, refractive index etc. are used to determine the non-destructive methods during gemstone identification and evaluation.

Brucite luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Brucite which is commonly found in White, Green, Blue, Yellow, Brownish, Red, Blue, gray, Yellow, White color, is Gems, Sixth Edition (2006) and TransparentMichael O’Donoghue in nature. It possess Pearly and Vitreous luster.

Brucite Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Brucite crystal are responsive to the small changes in composition and strain within its crystalline structure. Absolute diligence is therefore necessary during cutting and polishing of the gemstone. All such optical properties are majorly influenced by Physical Properties of Brucite.

As we are well aware, refractive index is the phenomenon which is related to bending of light through a medium (crystal). It is used in qualitative analysis of gemstones by gemologists Besides, few gemstones exhibit property of dual refractive indices. This dual nature is known as Birefringence. The value of Brucite refractive index is 1.56-1.60. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.010-0.020. So if you are searching for prominent Blue Gemstones, Brucite gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.

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