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Goldenite Hornblende

This unique gem begins as natural hornblende, but is then treated to plate different areas of the gem with gold. This results in a distinctively patterned, one-of-a-kind gem. The rich black color of hornblende is the perfect backdrop for glittering gold.

Colors

Black With Gold Applique

  • Goldenite-hornblende classification

    CommonName
    Goldenite Hornblende
    Species
    Hornblende
    Variety
    Goldenite Hornblende
    Colors
    Black With Gold Applique
    AlternateNames
    GemstoneGroups
    Pyroxene
    KeySeparations
    ClassificationComments
  • Goldenite-hornblende chemistry & crystallography

    ChemicalName
    ChemicalFormula
    (Ca,Na)23(Mg,Fe,Al)5(Al,Si)8O22(OH,F)2
    Synthesis
    CrystalSystem
    Monoclinic
    ChemistryClassification
    Rock
    Nature
    Natural
    Crystallinity
    Non-Crystalline
    ChemistryComments
  • Goldenite-hornblende optical properties

    Transparency
    Translucent - Opaque
    Dispersion
    OpticalComments
    RefractiveIndex
    1.675-1.695
    Birefringence
    0.02
    OpticCharacter
    NA
    OpticSign
    PolariscopeReaction
    Fluorescence
    SWUV:
    LWUV:
    CCFReaction
    Pleochroism
    None
  • Goldenite-hornblende characteristic physical properties

    Hardness
    6
    CharacteristicComments
    Streak
    Gray-Green
    SpecificGravity
    2.9-3.4
    Toughness
    Inclusions
    Goldenite hornblende has has gold foil is applied to the surface of the stone.
    Luster
    Vitreous
    Stability
    Fracture
    Cleavage
    None