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Pectolite and Calcite Optical Properties

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Silky
Vitreous, Pearly
1.2 Pleochroism
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1.3 Dispersion
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Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent
Transparent, Translucent
1.5 Refractive Index
1.595-1.645
1.486-1.658
1.6 Optic Character
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Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Triclinic
Trigonal
1.8 Birefringence
0.028-0.038
0.154-0.174
1.9 Clarity
Transparent
Transparent

Pectolite and Calcite Optic Character

Pectolite and Calcite optical properties play a significant role while distinguishing these gemstones from each other. These properties are influenced by the Pectolite and Calcite Physical Properties like crystallographic symmetry, pleochroism,etc. in the crystal. Some of the optical properties are refractive index, luster, optic character, pleochroism etc. Prominent among these is Pectolite and Calcite optic character. You might have noticed your gemologist rotating the gemstone while testing it. Rotating a gemstone along its optic axis helps in determining its optic character.

Pectolite and Calcite Transparency

Similar to their colors, Pectolite and Calcite transparency can also be used as criteria for their primary identification. Although transparency cannot be the only criteria for gemstone identification, it can efficiently used in gemstone grading. Talking about their transparency, Pectolite is Transparent while Pectolite is Transparent in appearance.

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