Optical Properties of Catapleiite

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
1.2 Pleochroism
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1.3 Dispersion
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Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
TransparentUlrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda, Gemmological Tables (2004)
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
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1.7 Crystal System
Monoclinic Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: B2/b (pseudo-HEX)
1.8 Birefringence
1.9 Clarity
TransparentUlrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda

Catapleiite Luster

Optical Properties of Catapleiite 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. Catapleiite optical properties like luster, clarity, refractive index etc. are used to determine the non-destructive methods during gemstone identification and evaluation.

Catapleiite luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Catapleiite which is commonly found in Blue, Brown, Colorless, Yellow, Blue, Brown, Colorless, Yellow color, is Gemmological Tables (2004) and TransparentUlrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda in nature. It possess Vitreous luster.

Catapleiite Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Catapleiite 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 Catapleiite.

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 Catapleiite refractive index is 1.590-1.629. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.039. So if you are searching for prominent Gems Found In Africa, Catapleiite gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.

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