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Properties of Andesite

Properties of Andesite

Physical Properties of Andesite

Hardness
7

Grain Size
Very fine-grained
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Fracture
Uneven
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Streak
White
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Porosity
Less Porous
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Luster
Vitreous
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Compressive Strength
225.00 N/mm2
8
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Cleavage
Not Available

Toughness
1.1

Specific Gravity
2.5-2.8

Transparency
Opaque
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Density
2.11-2.36 g/cm3

Thermal Properties of Andesite

Specific Heat Capacity
2.39 kJ/Kg K
2
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Resistance
Heat Resistant, Pressure Resistant, Wear Resistant
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Andesite Properties

Andesite properties are essential when it comes to identification of rocks. The study of properties of Andesite rock is done by Mineralogists to determine the identity of rock. Some of the properties of Andesite include: Hardness, Color, Fracture, Luster, Compressive Strength etc. Andesite is Very fine-grained. As compared to other rocks, Andesite is more porous and its density is 2.11-2.36 g/cm3. Get to know more about physical properties of Andesite and thermal properties of Andesite.