Characteristics of Minette
Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Minette are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Minette is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Minette plays an important role in its identification.
The hardness of Minette is 5-6 on Moh’s hardness scale. Rocks according to their hardness are divided into:Hard Rocks, Soft Rocks and Rocks with Medium Hardness.
Fracture of Minette rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is Not Available. Minette is heat resistant, impact resistant. Some of its uses are:
- Interior Uses: Countertops, Decorative aggregates and Interior decoration.
- Construction Industry: As dimension stone, Cement manufacture, For road aggregate, Making natural cement, Manufacture of magnesium and dolomite refractories.
Know more about Minette rock in the next section.
More About Minette
Minette is a type of Igneous Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Minette rock is available in black, bluish - grey, brown, dark greenish - grey, green, grey colors. It is Dull, Banded and Foilated in appearance. The Minette mineral content includes Amphibole, Carbonate, Garnet, Micas, Olivine, Phlogopite, Pyroxene. Its compound content includes Aluminium Oxide, NaCl, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, Potassium Oxide, MgO, MnO, Sodium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide. Let’s move on to the types of Minette. The types of Minette include Minette, Alnoite, Camptonite, Monchiquite, Fourchite, Vogesite, Appinite and Spessartite.
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 Minette belongs to Igneous Rocks, fossils are not found in it.