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Plastic Opal Simulant

Some gems, like opal, are highly coveted, but rare to find, much less in the sizes and quality people dream of owning. Plastic opal simulants offer a budget friendly alternative to natural opal.

Colors

Bluish White

  • Plastic-opal-simulant classification

    CommonName
    Plastic Opal Simulant
    Species
    NA
    Variety
    Plastic Opal Simulant
    Colors
    Bluish White
    AlternateNames
    Opalite
    GemstoneGroups
    KeySeparations
    RI, SG and maybe fluorescence
    ClassificationComments
  • Plastic-opal-simulant chemistry & crystallography

    ChemicalName
    ChemicalFormula
    Synthesis
    CrystalSystem
    NA
    ChemistryClassification
    Nature
    Simulant
    Crystallinity
    Amorphous
    ChemistryComments
  • Plastic-opal-simulant optical properties

    Transparency
    Translucent
    Dispersion
    OpticalComments
    RefractiveIndex
    1.53-1.48
    Birefringence
    OpticCharacter
    OpticSign
    NA
    PolariscopeReaction
    Singly Refractive (SR) With ADR
    Fluorescence
    SWUV: Inert to weak chalky white
    LWUV: Strong chalky white
    CCFReaction
    Pleochroism
    None
  • Plastic-opal-simulant characteristic physical properties

    Hardness
    2.5
    CharacteristicComments
    Streak
    SpecificGravity
    Typical:1.2
    Toughness
    Varies
    Inclusions
    Luster
    Vitreous
    Stability
    Poor
    Fracture
    Conchoidal
    Cleavage
    None