Physical Properties of Dioptase

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1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
1.2 Solubility
1.3 Durability
Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
1.5 Fracture
Conchoidal, ConchoidalWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001) More from other references, Conchoidal, Brittle
1.6 Cleavage
Perfect in three directions
1.7 Mohs Hardness
1.8 Chemical Composition
CuSiO 2(OH) 2Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006) More from other references

Dioptase Cleavage

When it comes to choosing the best pick among Green Gemstones gemstones, Dioptase is known to be a popular choice!Physical properties of Dioptase include its hardness, gravity, fracture, cleavage, etc. For any gemstone crystal, Dioptase 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. Dioptase cleavage is nothing but the plane across which the crystal splits during cutting. Dioptase cleavage is Perfect in three directions,and specific gravity of Dioptase is 3.25-3.35.

The physical properties of Dioptase, 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 Dioptase is represented by CuSiO 2(OH) 2Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006) More from other references.

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