Sphene and Calcite Optic Character
Sphene and Calcite optical properties play a significant role while distinguishing these gemstones from each other. These properties are influenced by the Sphene and Calcite 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 Sphene and Calcite 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.