Cat's Eye Moonstone
About Cat’s Eye Moonstone
Moon stone is an individual from the Feldspar Group of minerals that likewise incorporates Albite, Amazonite, Andesine, Anorthite, Bytownite, Hyalophane, Labradorite, Moonstone, Oligoclase, Orthoclase, Sanidine and Sunstone. Moon stone is a prominent name for Orthoclase as well as Plagioclase Feldspar demonstrating a blue sheen. The blue sheen is delivered by the nearness of finely scattered Albite precious stones or plates inside a group of Orthoclase or Labradorite. This blue sheen is refered to as adularescence. Blue sheen Moon stone with a dry and straightforward body free of incorporations makes for an uncommon and delightful jewel. Basic Moonstone is typically translucent to obscure or intensely included.
Moon stone gets its name from its somewhat blue shine due to adularescence. The name Orthoclase is from the Greek words orthos significance right and kalo meaning I divide since its cleavages are at right edges. Feldspar is from the Swedish feldt + spat implying that it was found in fields overlying stone.
Properties of Cat’s Eye Moonstone
Compound Composition : KAlSi3O8
Hardness : 6.0 – 6.5
Particular Gravity (Density) : 2.56 – 2.59
Refractive Index : 1.520 – 1.525 Biaxial ( – )