Can Iolite Go In Water? (ANSWERED)

Iolite can go in water, though we don’t recommend that you soak or submerge any precious stone or crystal in water for extended periods of time. In the article that follows, you’ll learn more about iolite, and why it is that iolite is reasonably water safe. Can Iolite Go In Water? (EXPLAINED) What is Iolite? … Read more

Can Apatite Go In Water? (ANSWERED)

Yes apatite can go in water, though we do not recommend extended soaking of any rock, mineral, gem, or crystal. Apatite is in the middle of the range on the Mohs scale, with a hardness level typically at 5, on a scale where 10 is the hardest stone. This can make apatite a brittle stone … Read more

Hematite vs Obsidian: What Are They, And What’s The Difference?

Hematite and obsidian are two stones that sometimes are confused by rock enthusiasts who don’t know the differences to look out for between the two. Thankfully, telling them apart doesn’t have to be difficult. Here is everything you need to know about these two interesting stones. Hematite vs Obsidian (EXPLAINED) What Is Hematite? Hematite is … Read more

Can Limestone Scratch Glass? (ANSWERED)

No, limestone cannot scratch glass. In the article that follows, we’ll explain the why and the what, and in the end, you’ll know a lot more about limestone. Can Limestone Scratch Glass? (EXPLAINED) In 1812, a mineralist named Friedrich Mohs created a scale to evaluate minerals for their hardness.  The scape is known as the … Read more

Can Black Obsidian Go In Water? (ANSWERED)

Yes! Overall, though we almost never recommend extended soaking, it is safe to put your Black Obsidian in water. Let us explain. Can Black Obsidian Go In Water? (EXPLAINED) Obsidian is just hard enough. It has a rating of between 5 and 6 according to the Mohs Scale. You should take care though not to … Read more

Can Lepidolite Go In Water? (ANSWERED)

Lepidolite is actually a mineral. Like most minerals, Lepidolite is not hard enough to withstand (a lot of action), and that includes immersion in water. So, can Lepidolite go in water at all? No, it’s not a good idea. Immersing a piece of the mineral in water, even for a short period of time, may … Read more

Can Angelite Go In Water? (ANSWERED)

The stone that is colloquially called angelite should not go in water. It is low on the Moh’s hardness scale with a hardness of 3.5. When exposed to water, angelite has a tendency to lose its structural integrity and it can even crumble. Learn more about angelite and how it responds to water here. Can … Read more

Can Feldspar Scratch Glass? (ANSWERED)

In short, yes, feldspar can scratch glass, but not by much. It is slightly harder than glass as a mineral, but not hard enough to make big gouging scratches like a diamond would produce, for example. In this article, we’ll talk about feldspar (background and characteristics), so you can learn about this versatile stone. Can … Read more

Can Fluorite Scratch Glass? (ANSWERED)

Can Fluorite cut or scratch glass? The short answer is no. While many rocks have the ability to leave an impression on silicon-based glass, fluorite is too soft of a rock to do much of anything in terms of damage. Read on to learn more about fluorite, and why it is that fluorite cannot scratch … Read more