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| Crystal system || [[Crystals_&_Their_Structure#Hexagonal_Crystal_System | Hexagonal]]
 
| Crystal system || [[Crystals_&_Their_Structure#Hexagonal_Crystal_System | Hexagonal]]
 
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| Habit || edit me
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| Habit || prismatic
 
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| Cleavage || edit me
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| Cleavage || basal, poor
 
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| Fracture || edit me
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| Fracture || conchoidal to uneven
 
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| Hardness || 7.5
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| Hardness || 7.5 - 8
 
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| Optic nature || edit me
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| Optic nature || uniaxial -
 
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| Refraction index || 1.58 - 1.59
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| Refraction index || 1.58 - 1.60
 
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| Birefringence || edit me
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| Birefringence || 0.008 - 0.009
 
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| Dispersion || edit me
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| Dispersion || low, 0.014
 
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| Specific gravity || 2.80
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| Specific gravity || 2.80 - 2.90
 
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| Lustre || Vitreous
 
| Lustre || Vitreous
 
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| Pleochroism || edit me
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| Pleochroism || shades of body color
 
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Revision as of 05:28, 23 October 2006

Bixbite
Chemical composition Beryllium Aluminium Silicate Be3Al2(SiO3)6
Crystal system Hexagonal
Habit prismatic
Cleavage basal, poor
Fracture conchoidal to uneven
Hardness 7.5 - 8
Optic nature uniaxial -
Refraction index 1.58 - 1.60
Birefringence 0.008 - 0.009
Dispersion low, 0.014
Specific gravity 2.80 - 2.90
Lustre Vitreous
Pleochroism shades of body color