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Rossmanite and Almandine Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Not Available
Greasy, Vitreous
1.2 Pleochroism
Not Available
None
1.3 Dispersion
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Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
0.03
Rank: 15 (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
TransparentWebmineral.com, Mineralogy Database (2012)
Gemmological Tables (2004) More from other references
1.5 Refractive Index
1.624-1.645
1.770-1.820
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Not Available
cubic
1.8 Birefringence
0.021
Not Available
1.9 Clarity
TransparentWebmineral.com
TransparentUlrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda

Rossmanite and Almandine Optic Character

Rossmanite and Almandine optical properties play a significant role while distinguishing these gemstones from each other. These properties are influenced by the Rossmanite and Almandine Physical Properties like crystallographic symmetry, pleochroism,etc. in the crystal. Some of the optical properties are refractive index, luster, optic character, pleochroism etc. Prominent among these is Rossmanite and Almandine optic character. You might have noticed your gemologist rotating the gemstone while testing it. Rotating a gemstone along its optic axis helps in determining its optic character.

Rossmanite and Almandine Transparency

Similar to their colors, Rossmanite and Almandine transparency can also be used as criteria for their primary identification. Although transparency cannot be the only criteria for gemstone identification, it can efficiently used in gemstone grading. Talking about their transparency, Rossmanite is Mineralogy Database (2012) and TransparentWebmineral.com while Rossmanite is Mineralogy Database (2012) and TransparentWebmineral.com in appearance.

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