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Collectible minerals - full range in stock "Chondrodite"

Chondrodite is a mineral of the humite group, which has the properties of pleochroism. Changes its color from light yellow to brown. In nature, in the form of crystals, it is less common than in the form of aggregates. Aggregates usually shine through at the edges. It is rarely used in jewelry because of its fragility. Used as a collection mineral.

You can see chondrodite stone for sale and buy it in the Minerals of Russia online store.

Physical properties of Chondrodite

Category Nesosilicates
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Chn
Strunz classification 9.AF.45 (10th edition)
8/B.04-20 (8th edition)
Dana classification 52.3.2b.2
Crystal system Monoclinic
Crystal class Prismatic (2/m)
(same H-M symbol)
Space group P21/a
Formula mass 351.6 g/mol
Color Yellow, orange, red or brown, rarely colorless
Crystal habit Typically anhedral masses or grains, or as plates flattened on {010}, {001} or {100}.
Twinning Simple or multiple twinning common on {001}, also reported on {105} and {305}.
Cleavage Poor to good on (001)
Fracture Conchoidal to Uneven
Tenacity Brittle
Mohs scale hardness 6 to 6.5
Luster Vitreous to Greasy
Streak Grey or Yellow
Diaphaneity Translucent
Specific gravity 3.1 to 3.26
Optical properties Biaxial(+)
Refractive index nα = 1.592 - 1.643, nβ = 1.602 - 1.655, nγ = 1.619 - 1.675,
Birefringence 0.027 - 0.032
Pleochroism X golden yellow to orange, Y and Z light yellow to almost colorless
Solubility Soluble in HCl and H2SO4
Other characteristics Some specimens fluoresce orange yellow under shortwave and orange under longwave UV. Not radioactive.

Code: 4042
Karelia, RF

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Code: 272
Karelia, RF

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Code: 1363
Каpелия, RF

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Code: 1364
Каpелия , RF

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