Characteristics of Diorite
Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Diorite are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Diorite is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Diorite plays an important role in its identification.
The hardness of Diorite is 6-7 on Moh’s hardness scale. Rocks according to their hardness are divided into:Hard Rocks, Soft Rocks and Rocks with Medium Hardness.
Fracture of Diorite rock is not available. Its specific heat capacity is Not Available. Diorite is heat resistant, pressure resistant, wear resistant. Some of its uses are:
- Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates and Interior decoration.
- Construction Industry: As dimension stone, Cement manufacture, Cobblestones, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate.
Know more about Diorite rock in the next section.
More About Diorite
Diorite is a type of Igneous Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Diorite rock is available in black, brown, light to dark grey, white colors. It is Shiny in appearance. The Diorite mineral content includes Albite, Amphibole, Apatite, Biotite, Feldspar, Hornblade, Ilmenite, Magnetite, Muscovite or Illite, Olivine, Plagioclase, Pyroxene, Quartz, Sulfides, Titanite, Zircon. Its compound content includes Silicon Dioxide. Let’s move on to the types of Diorite. Diorite 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 Diorite belongs to Igneous Rocks, fossils are not found in it.