SzaibLyite | Gemopedia

A silky dull looking specimen origainaly discovered 1861 in Hungary, Szaiblyite is white to light yellow in color.
Alternate
Names
Camsellite

SzaibLyite Classification

Common Name

SzaibLyite

Species

SzaibLyite

Variety

Colors

white, light yellow

Alternate Names

camsellite

Gemstone Groups

Key Separations

Appearance and RI

Comments

SzaibLyite Optical Properties

Transparency

Transparent To Translucent

Refractive Index

1.53-1.74

Birefringence

0.02-0.07

Optic Character

biaxial

Optic Sign

negative

Polariscope Reaction

doubly refractive (DR) or AGG depending on transparency

Fluorescence

SWUV: Inert
LWUV: Inert

CCF Reaction

Pleochroism

Dispersion

SzaibLyite Chemistry & Crystallography

Chemical Name

magnesium borate hydroxide

Chemical Formula

MgBO2(OH)

Synthesis

Crystal System

Monoclinic

Classification

Borate

Nature

Natural

Crystallinity

Crystalline To Aggregate

SzaibLyite Characteristic Physical Properties

Hardness

3 to 3.5

Streak

white

Specific Gravity

2.6-2.62 Typical: 2.62

Toughness

Inclusions

Szaiblyite is extremely rare fibrous material found mostly as mineral specimens.

Luster

Silky To Dull

Stability

Fracture

Fibrous

Cleavage

None

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