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Powellite and Phosphosiderite Physical Properties

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
4.23
2.74-2.76
1.5 Fracture
UnevenAnthony et al, Handbook of mineralogy (2001), UnevenAnthony et al, Handbook of mineralogy (2001), Brittle, Conchoidal
UnevenAnthony et al, Handbook of mineralogy (2001), UnevenAnthony et al, Handbook of mineralogy (2001), Uneven
1.6 Cleavage
{111} Distinct
{010} Perfect, {001} Distinct
1.7 Mohs Hardness
3.5-4
3.5-4
1.8 Chemical Composition
CaMoO 4Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)
Fe3+ PO 4 · 2H 2OAnthony et al , Handbook of Mineralogy (2001)

Powellite and Phosphosiderite Chemical Formula

While comparing Powellite and Phosphosiderite physical properties, the important data you should know is its chemical composition. Since chemical formula defines the molecular structure of the crystal, most of the physical properties like color, tenacity, solubility are governed by Powellite and Phosphosiderite chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Powellite- CaMoO 4Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)
  • Chemical formula of Phosphosiderite- Fe3+ PO 4 · 2H 2OAnthony et al , Handbook of Mineralogy (2001)

Powellite and Phosphosiderite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Powellite and Phosphosiderite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Powellite and Phosphosiderite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Powellite is 2.74-2.76 whereas that of Phosphosiderite is 2.74-2.76.