Goldenite Quartz Gemstone & Information | Gemopedia by JTV | Gemopedia™

Goldenite Quartz

This unique gem begins as natural milky quartz, but is then treated to impregnate the stone's surface with a high karatage of gold. This results in a distinctively patterned, one-of-a-kind gem.

Colors

White With Gold Applique

  • Goldenite-quartz classification

    CommonName
    Goldenite Quartz
    Species
    Quartz
    Variety
    Goldenite Quartz
    Colors
    White With Gold Applique
    AlternateNames
    Quartzite
    GemstoneGroups
    KeySeparations
    Refractive index, appearance, birefringence, optic character and optic figure.
    ClassificationComments
    RI must be taken on a white surface of the stone.
  • Goldenite-quartz chemistry & crystallography

    ChemicalName
    silicon dioxide (aka silica)
    ChemicalFormula
    SiO2
    Synthesis
    CrystalSystem
    Trigonal
    ChemistryClassification
    Silicate
    Nature
    Natural
    Crystallinity
    Crystalline to Aggregate
    ChemistryComments
  • Goldenite-quartz optical properties

    Transparency
    Translucent - Opaque
    Dispersion
    OpticalComments
    RefractiveIndex
    1.544-1.553
    Tolerance:very constant
    Birefringence
    0.009
    OpticCharacter
    Uniaxial
    OpticSign
    Positive
    PolariscopeReaction
    Doubly Refractive (DR)
    Fluorescence
    SWUV:
    LWUV:
    CCFReaction
    Pleochroism
    None
  • Goldenite-quartz characteristic physical properties

    Hardness
    7
    CharacteristicComments
    Streak
    SpecificGravity
    2.64-2.69 Typical:2.66
    Toughness
    Good
    Inclusions
    CO2 or H2O inclusions that give the stone a milky appearance. Gold foil has been applied to the surface of the stone.
    Luster
    Vitreous
    Stability
    Good
    Fracture
    Conchoidal
    Cleavage
    None