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Rutile and Almandine Physical Properties

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1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
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1.2 Solubility
Insoluble in acids
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1.3 Durability
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1.4 Specific Gravity
4.20-4.30
3.95-4.30
1.5 Fracture
Uneven, ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009)
Conchoidal, Brittle, Conchoidal, Brittle, Conchoidal, ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009), Brittle, Conchoidal
1.6 Cleavage
{110} good, 100 moderate, parting on {092} and {011}
none
1.7 Mohs Hardness
6-6.5
7-7.5
1.8 Chemical Composition
TiO 2Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)
Fe 3Al 2(SiO 4) 3Arthur Thomas , Gemstones (2009)

Rutile and Almandine Chemical Formula

While comparing Rutile and Almandine 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 Rutile and Almandine chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Rutile- TiO 2Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)
  • Chemical formula of Almandine- Fe 3Al 2(SiO 4) 3Arthur Thomas , Gemstones (2009)

Rutile and Almandine Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Rutile and Almandine Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Rutile and Almandine Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Rutile is 3.95-4.30 whereas that of Almandine is 3.95-4.30.

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