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Properties of Anthracite

Properties of Anthracite

Physical Properties of Anthracite

Hardness
1-1.5

Grain Size
Medium to Fine Coarse Grained
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Fracture
Conchoidal
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Streak
Black
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Porosity
Less Porous
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Luster
Shiny
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Compressive Strength
Not Available

Cleavage
Non-Existent
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Toughness
Not Available

Specific Gravity
1.1-1.4

Transparency
Opaque
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Density
1.25-2.5 g/cm3

Thermal Properties of Anthracite

Specific Heat Capacity
1.32 kJ/Kg K
4
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Resistance
Heat Resistant, Water Resistant
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Anthracite Properties

Anthracite properties are essential when it comes to identification of rocks. The study of properties of Anthracite rock is done by Mineralogists to determine the identity of rock. Some of the properties of Anthracite include: Hardness, Color, Fracture, Luster, Compressive Strength etc. Anthracite is Medium to Fine Coarse Grained. As compared to other rocks, Anthracite is more porous and its density is 1.25-2.5 g/cm3. Get to know more about physical properties of Anthracite and thermal properties of Anthracite.