Bloodstone Facts

Bloodstone Facts

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Bloodstone Facts

Chemical Composition The chemical composition is Silicon Dioxide having the formula SiO2. It is chalcedony quartz.
Additional Name Heliotrope
Hardness 7 ( Mohs) .
Refractive Index 1.543 to 1.554
Specific Gravity 2.65-2.91
Luster Bright
Colours Dark green shades with red or brown shades.
Crystal System Hexagonal crystal system.
Solid State Opaque
Heat sensitivity Highly sensitive to heat.
Bi-refringence 0.009
Enhancement Bloodstone is not enhanced.
Source India, Australia, Kathiawar Peninsula, Brazil, China, South America and USA (Wyoming).

 

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