Kunzite Facts

Kunzite Facts

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Kunzite  Properties

Chemical Composition It is Lithium Aluminum Silicate and the chemical formula is LiAlSi2 O6.
Colours Light pink shades, lavender, violet and purple.
Hardness 6.5-7 Mohs.
Refractive Index 1.67 – 1.66
Specific Gravity 3.1 – 3.2
Luster Vitreous.
Solid State Transparent.
Crystal System Monoclinic crystal system.
Cleavage Perfect.
Pleochroism Strong
Fractures Splintery.
Bi-refringence Weak
Tenacity Brittle
Enhancement Often enhanced to darken the colour.
Source United States, Brazil, Afghanistan, Madagascar, Africa, Canada, Mexico, Russia,  Myanmar ( Burma) and Sweden.
Precautions Necessarily to be protected from sunlight, a large temperature change, sharp blows and scratches. Home ultrasonic cleaner and harsh chemicals should be avoided.
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