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Thaumasite and Calcite Physical Properties

1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
Brittle
Brittle
1.2 Solubility
Not Available
Soluble
1.3 Durability
Not Available
Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
1.91
2.67-2.73
1.5 Fracture
Subconchoidal, ConchoidalAnthony et al, Handbook of mineralogy (2001), Brittle, Conchoidal
Conchoidal, ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009), ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009), Brittle, Conchoidal
1.6 Cleavage
Indistinct
Perfect on [10 1 1] three directions with angle of 74° 55
1.7 Mohs Hardness
3.5
3
1.8 Chemical Composition
Ca 6Si 2(CO 3) 2(SO 4) 2(OH) 12 · 24H 2OUlrich Henn and Claudio C.
CaCO 3Ulrich Henn and Claudio C.

Thaumasite and Calcite Chemical Formula

While comparing Thaumasite and Calcite 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 Thaumasite and Calcite chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Thaumasite- Ca 6Si 2(CO 3) 2(SO 4) 2(OH) 12 · 24H 2OUlrich Henn and Claudio C.
  • Chemical formula of Calcite- CaCO 3Ulrich Henn and Claudio C.

Thaumasite and Calcite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Thaumasite and Calcite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Thaumasite and Calcite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Thaumasite is 2.67-2.73 whereas that of Calcite is 2.67-2.73.

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