Is kornerupine a peridot?

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Morton Cartwright asked a question: Is kornerupine a peridot?
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Date created: Sat, Jul 24, 2021 4:59 AM
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  • Gemologically, kornerupine is a magnesium aluminum iron boro-silicate hydroxide by chemical composition. It has a density of 3.28 to 3.35 (similar to peridot) and a refractive index of 1.660-1.699 (similar to kunzite). Kornerupine forms in the orthorhombic crystal system and has perfect cleavage in two directions.

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