Physical Properties of Granite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Granite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Granite rock are vital in determining its Granite Texture and Granite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Granite
The physical properties of Granite 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 Granite is 6-7 whereas its compressive strength is 175.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Granite is white whereas its fracture is not available. Luster of Granite is the interaction of light with the surface of Granite. Luster of Granite is dull to grainy with sporadic parts pearly and vitreous. Granite cleavage is not available. The specific gravity of Granite is 2.6-2.7. Granite 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.