Mohs Hardness: 5.5 to 6.5 out of 10
Color: Orange, red, or yellow. With or without play-of-color.
RI: 1.450 (+0.020 / -0.080)
SR/DR/AGG: SR, commonly with ADR due to strain
Spectrum: Not diagnostic
Fluorescence: Inert to white to moderate light blue, green, or yellow under LW and SW. Might phosphoresce.
SG: 2.15 (+0.08 / -0.90)