What Does Metallic Lustre Mean?


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Metallic lustre refers to the shiny coating or covering possessed by various metals. It means that the metal and its surface have light-reflective qualities. Most of them have lustre. It depends on various factors like refractivity, transparency and structure. Gold, silver steel etc are examples of metallic lustre.

Metallic lustre indicates the shiny index of a metal or any substance. It is also known as metallic shine. It means that the metal has the quality to of outshining than usual. Therefore the metallic substance that shines a lot is said to possess metallic lustre. Various minerals also have lustre or shine. Some of them are the bright shine of diamonds and other precious stones or the dull lustre of chalk.

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