Physical Properties of Augite

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1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
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1.2 Solubility
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1.3 Durability
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1.4 Specific Gravity
1.5 Fracture
Uneven, Uneven, ConchoidalAnthony et al, Handbook of mineralogy (2001), Brittle, Conchoidal
1.6 Cleavage
{110} Perfect, {010} Indistinct
1.7 Mohs Hardness
1.8 Chemical Composition
(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe,Al,Ti)(Si,Al) 2O 6Anthony et al , Handbook of mineralogy (2001)

Augite Cleavage

When it comes to choosing the best pick among Green Gemstones gemstones, Augite is known to be a popular choice!Physical properties of Augite include its hardness, gravity, fracture, cleavage, etc. For any gemstone crystal, Augite 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. Augite cleavage is nothing but the plane across which the crystal splits during cutting. Augite cleavage is Perfect, Indistinct,and specific gravity of Augite is 3.19-3.56.

The physical properties of Augite, 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 Augite is represented by (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe,Al,Ti)(Si,Al) 2O 6Anthony et al , Handbook of mineralogy (2001).

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