Characteristics of Oolite
Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Oolite are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Oolite is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Oolite plays an important role in its identification.
The hardness of Oolite is 3-4 on Moh’s hardness scale. Rocks according to their hardness are divided into:Hard Rocks, Soft Rocks and Rocks with Medium Hardness.
Fracture of Oolite rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is Not Available. Oolite is heat resistant, wear resistant. Some of its uses are:
- Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Flooring and Interior decoration.
- Construction Industry: Cement manufacture, Cobblestones, Landscaping.
Know more about Oolite rock in the next section.
More About Oolite
Oolite is a type of Sedimentary Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Oolite rock is available in black, blue, brown, cream, green, grey, pink, red, silver, white, yellow colors. It is Rounded and Rough in appearance. The Oolite mineral content includes Calcite, Chert, Clay, Dolomite, Quartz, Sand, Silt. Its compound content includes Aluminium Oxide, Ca, NaCl, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, MgO. Let’s move on to the types of Oolite. Oolite 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 Oolite belongs to Sedimentary Rocks, fossils are found in it.