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Zircon and Amethyst Physical Properties

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1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
Brittle
Not Available
1.2 Solubility
insoluble
insoluble in common solvents
1.3 Durability
Not Available
Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
3.93-4.73
2.65
1.5 Fracture
Conchoidal, Uneven, ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009)
Conchoidal, ConchoidalWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001)
1.6 Cleavage
{110} and {111}
Indiscernible
1.7 Mohs Hardness
7.5
7
1.8 Chemical Composition
ZrSiO4
SiO2

Zircon and Amethyst Chemical Formula

While comparing Zircon and Amethyst 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 Zircon and Amethyst chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Zircon- ZrSiO4
  • Chemical formula of Amethyst- SiO2

Zircon and Amethyst Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Zircon and Amethyst Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Zircon and Amethyst Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Zircon is 2.65 whereas that of Amethyst is 2.65.

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