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Physical Properties of Anthophyllite

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1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
Not Available
1.2 Solubility
Not Available
1.3 Durability
Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
2.9-3.5
1.5 Fracture
Conchoidal, Brittle, Conchoidal, Brittle, Conchoidal, Brittle
1.6 Cleavage
{110} Perfect, {???} Distinct, {???} Distinct
1.7 Mohs Hardness
5.5-6
1.8 Chemical Composition
(Mg,Fe2+ ) 2(Mg,Fe2+ ) 5Si 8O 22(OH) 2Anthony et al , Handbook of mineralogy (2001)

Anthophyllite Cleavage

When it comes to choosing the best pick among Brown Gemstones gemstones, Anthophyllite is known to be a popular choice!Physical properties of Anthophyllite include its hardness, gravity, fracture, cleavage, etc. For any gemstone crystal, Anthophyllite Optical Properties are responsible for imparting various physical properties to its structure. Knowledge of these properties is equally important to gem-cutters as well as to consumers. Anthophyllite cleavage is nothing but the plane across which the crystal splits during cutting. Anthophyllite cleavage is Perfect, Distinct, Distinct,and specific gravity of Anthophyllite is 2.9-3.5.

The physical properties of Anthophyllite, in fact, are imparted by the chemical composition of its individual molecule. The reactivity or inertness of the crystal is solely governed by its chemical structure. Chemical composition of Anthophyllite is represented by (Mg,Fe2+ ) 2(Mg,Fe2+ ) 5Si 8O 22(OH) 2Anthony et al , Handbook of mineralogy (2001).