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Titanite and Moonstone 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
3.48-3.60
2.56-2.60
1.5 Fracture
Sub-Conchoidal, Conchoidal, Brittle
Uneven, Uneven, ConchoidalWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001)
1.6 Cleavage
Distinct on [110], parting on {221}
2,1 basal ; 2,1 prismatic ; 3,1 pinacoidal
1.7 Mohs Hardness
5-5.5
6-6.5
1.8 Chemical Composition
Not Available
Plagioclase Feldspar s: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8 Orthoclase Feldspar : KAlSi3O8

Titanite and Moonstone Chemical Formula

While comparing Titanite and Moonstone 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 Titanite and Moonstone chemical formula.

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  • Chemical formula of Moonstone- Plagioclase Feldspar s: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8 Orthoclase Feldspar : KAlSi3O8

Titanite and Moonstone Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Titanite and Moonstone Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Titanite and Moonstone Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Titanite is 2.56-2.60 whereas that of Moonstone is 2.56-2.60.