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Tigers Eye and Andalusite 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
2.58-2.64
3.05-3.21
1.5 Fracture
Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)
Uneven, Subconchoidal, Uneven, Subconchoidal, Splintery, UnevenArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009)
1.6 Cleavage
Indiscernible
Good on {110}, poor on {100}
1.7 Mohs Hardness
6.5-7
7.5
1.8 Chemical Composition
SiO2
Al 2SiO 5Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth edition (2006) More from other references

Tigers Eye and Andalusite Chemical Formula

While comparing Tigers Eye and Andalusite 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 Tigers Eye and Andalusite chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Tigers Eye- SiO2
  • Chemical formula of Andalusite- Al 2SiO 5Michael O’Donoghue , Gems, Sixth edition (2006) More from other references

Tigers Eye and Andalusite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Tigers Eye and Andalusite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Tigers Eye and Andalusite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Tigers Eye is 3.05-3.21 whereas that of Andalusite is 3.05-3.21.

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