Gaspeite Gemstone & Information | Gemopedia by JTV | Gemopedia™

Gaspeite

A bright grass-green to olive or yellowish green gemstone first discovered in Canada. This stone is commonly used to carved into artistic sculptures. This stone can be faceted or cut as cabochons and set in jewelry.

Colors

bright grass-green to olive or yellowish green

  • Gaspeite classification

    CommonName
    Gaspeite
    Species
    GaspeIte
    Variety
    Colors
    bright grass-green to olive or yellowish green
    AlternateNames
    GemstoneGroups
    Calcite
    KeySeparations
    RI and appearance.
    ClassificationComments
    Gaspite has a high nickel content.
  • Gaspeite chemistry & crystallography

    ChemicalName
    ChemicalFormula
    (Ni,MgFe)CO3
    Synthesis
    CrystalSystem
    Trigonal
    ChemistryClassification
    Carbonate
    Nature
    Natural
    Crystallinity
    Crystalline
    ChemistryComments
    Carbonate
  • Gaspeite optical properties

    Transparency
    Translucent
    Dispersion
    Strength: none
    OpticalComments
    Over the Limit 1.61-1.81
    RefractiveIndex
    Birefringence
    0.22
    OpticCharacter
    Uniaxial
    OpticSign
    Negative
    PolariscopeReaction
    Doubly Refractive (DR)
    Fluorescence
    SWUV:
    LWUV:
    CCFReaction
    SWUV: Inert
    LWUV: Inert
    Pleochroism
    None
  • Gaspeite characteristic physical properties

    Hardness
    CharacteristicComments
    4.5 to 5
    Streak
    Uneven
    SpecificGravity
    Toughness
    Fair
    Inclusions
    Luster
    Stability
    Fair
    Fracture
    Typical: 3.71
    Cleavage
    Good, in one direction