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Sunstone and Pietersite 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
2.62-2.65
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1.5 Fracture
Gemstones of the world (2001)
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1.6 Cleavage
001
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1.7 Mohs Hardness
6
5
1.8 Chemical Composition
Microcline: KAlSi3O8 Oligoclase: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8
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Sunstone and Pietersite Chemical Formula

While comparing Sunstone and Pietersite 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 Sunstone and Pietersite chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Sunstone- Microcline: KAlSi3O8 Oligoclase: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8
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Sunstone and Pietersite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Sunstone and Pietersite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Sunstone and Pietersite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Sunstone is Not Available whereas that of Pietersite is Not Available.