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Physical Properties of Periclase

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1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
Brittle
1.2 Solubility
Not Available
1.3 Durability
Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
3.7-3.9
1.5 Fracture
Conchoidal, Brittle
1.6 Cleavage
{001} perfect; {111} imperfect, may exhibit parting on , {011}
1.7 Mohs Hardness
5.5-6
1.8 Chemical Composition
MgOMichael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)

Periclase Cleavage

When it comes to choosing the best pick among Gems Found In Australia gemstones, Periclase is known to be a popular choice!Physical properties of Periclase include its hardness, gravity, fracture, cleavage, etc. For any gemstone crystal, Periclase 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. Periclase cleavage is nothing but the plane across which the crystal splits during cutting. Periclase cleavage is perfect; imperfect, may exhibit parting on , ,and specific gravity of Periclase is 3.7-3.9.

The physical properties of Periclase, 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 Periclase is represented by MgOMichael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006).