Magnesite - Magnesium Carbonate
MgCO3
Magnesite - Magnesium Carbonate

Identification

 

Color

Colorless

Crystal system

Trigonal - Hexagonal
Scalenohedral H-M Symbol32/m
Space Group: R3c

 

 

Lattice constant

arh   = 5.85 Å     a` = 103 20`
ahex = 4.59 Å
chex = 14.87 Å

 

 

Cleavage

[1011] perfect

Mohs scale hardness

3.5 - 4.5

Diaphaneity

Transparent to translucent

Specific gravity

3.0 - 3.2

Optical properties

Unixial (-)

Refractive index

n= 1.508 - 1.510
nԑ= 1.700