Strontium Titanate

An artificial gemstone that has been used as a diamond simulant.
General Information
Chemical Formula
SrTiO
 
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Physical Properties of Strontium Titanate
Mohs Hardness5.5 to 6
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Specific Gravity5.11 to 5.15
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TenacityBrittle
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Optical Properties of Strontium Titanate
Refractive Index2.409
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DispersionVery high
Herve Nicolas Lazzarelli, Blue Chart Gem Identification (2010) (+/- 4 times that of diamond)
Colour
Colour (General)Mostly colorless
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Fluorescence & other light emissions
Fluorescence (General)Inert
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Crystallography of Strontium Titanate
Crystal SystemIsometric
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Further Information
Mineral information:Strontium Titanate information at mindat.org
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