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Pectolite and Almandine Physical Properties

1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
Brittle
Not Available
1.2 Solubility
Not Available
Not Available
1.3 Durability
Not Available
Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
2.74-2.90
3.95-4.30
1.5 Fracture
Uneven, Gemstones (2009), Splintery
Conchoidal, Brittle, Conchoidal, Brittle, Conchoidal, ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009), Brittle, Conchoidal
1.6 Cleavage
Perfect on {100} and {001}
none
1.7 Mohs Hardness
4.5-5
7-7.5
1.8 Chemical Composition
Ca 2NaHSi 3O 9Ulrich Henn and Claudio C.
Fe 3Al 2(SiO 4) 3Arthur Thomas , Gemstones (2009)

Pectolite and Almandine Chemical Formula

While comparing Pectolite and Almandine 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 Pectolite and Almandine chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Pectolite- Ca 2NaHSi 3O 9Ulrich Henn and Claudio C.
  • Chemical formula of Almandine- Fe 3Al 2(SiO 4) 3Arthur Thomas , Gemstones (2009)

Pectolite and Almandine Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Pectolite and Almandine Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Pectolite and Almandine Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Pectolite is 3.95-4.30 whereas that of Almandine is 3.95-4.30.

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