Characteristics of Conglomerate
Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Conglomerate are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Conglomerate is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Conglomerate plays an important role in its identification.
The hardness of Conglomerate is 2-3 on Moh’s hardness scale. Rocks according to their hardness are divided into:Hard Rocks, Soft Rocks and Rocks with Medium Hardness.
Fracture of Conglomerate rock is uneven. Its specific heat capacity is 0.92 kJ/Kg K. Conglomerate is heat resistant. Some of its uses are:
- Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Floor tiles and Homes.
- Construction Industry: As dimension stone, Cement manufacture, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate, Roadstone.
Know more about Conglomerate rock in the next section.
More About Conglomerate
Conglomerate is a type of Sedimentary Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Conglomerate rock is available in beige, black, brown, buff, light to dark grey, orange, rust, white, yellow colors. It is Shiny and Rounded in appearance. The Conglomerate mineral content includes Clay, Sand, Silica, Silt. Its compound content includes NaCl, CaO. Let’s move on to the types of Conglomerate. Conglomerate rock does not have any types.
Fossils are the remains of prehistoric plants or animals which are embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form. Fossils are found only in sedimentary rocks. As Conglomerate belongs to Sedimentary Rocks, fossils are found in it.