Physical Properties of Diopside

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1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
1.2 Solubility
Not Available
1.3 Durability
Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
1.5 Fracture
Conchoidal, UnevenWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001) More from other references, Brittle, Conchoidal
1.6 Cleavage
Distinct/good on {110}
1.7 Mohs Hardness
1.8 Chemical Composition

Diopside Cleavage

When it comes to choosing the best pick among Yellow Gemstones gemstones, Diopside is known to be a popular choice!Physical properties of Diopside include its hardness, gravity, fracture, cleavage, etc. For any gemstone crystal, Diopside 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. Diopside cleavage is nothing but the plane across which the crystal splits during cutting. Diopside cleavage is Distinct/good on ,and specific gravity of Diopside is 3.22-3.40.

The physical properties of Diopside, 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 Diopside is represented by CaMgSi2O6.