Physical Properties of Dunite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Dunite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Dunite rock are vital in determining its Dunite Texture and Dunite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Dunite
The physical properties of Dunite 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 Dunite is 3.5-4 whereas its compressive strength is 107.55 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Dunite is white whereas its fracture is irregular. Luster of Dunite is the interaction of light with the surface of Dunite. Luster of Dunite is shiny. Dunite cleavage is imperfect. The specific gravity of Dunite is 3-3.01. Dunite is translucent to opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 2.1. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.