Physical Properties of Breccia
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Breccia like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Breccia rock are vital in determining its Breccia Texture and Breccia Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Breccia
The physical properties of Breccia depend on its formation. Physical properties of rocks play an important role in determining its applications in various fields. Rocks are rated on the on the Moh's Hardness Scale which rates the rocks on the scale from 1 to 10. Rocks with hardness 1-3 are soft rocks from 3-6 are medium hardness rocks and 6-10 are hard rocks. The hardness of Breccia is 7 whereas its compressive strength is Not Available. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Breccia is white whereas its fracture is uneven. Luster of Breccia is the interaction of light with the surface of Breccia. Luster of Breccia is dull to pearly. Breccia cleavage is non-existent. The specific gravity of Breccia is 2.86-2.87. Breccia is opaque in nature whereas its toughness is not available. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.