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Properties of Phyllite

Properties of Phyllite

Physical Properties of Phyllite

Hardness
1-2

Grain Size
Medium to Fine Coarse Grained
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Fracture
Conchoidal
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Streak
White
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Porosity
Highly Porous
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Luster
Phyllitic
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Compressive Strength
Not Available

Cleavage
Crenulation and Pervasive
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Toughness
1.2

Specific Gravity
2.72-2.73

Transparency
Opaque
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Density
2.18-3.3 g/cm3

Thermal Properties of Phyllite

Specific Heat Capacity
Not Available

Resistance
Heat Resistant, Pressure Resistant, Water Resistant
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Phyllite Properties

Phyllite properties are essential when it comes to identification of rocks. The study of properties of Phyllite rock is done by Mineralogists to determine the identity of rock. Some of the properties of Phyllite include: Hardness, Color, Fracture, Luster, Compressive Strength etc. Phyllite is Medium to Fine Coarse Grained. As compared to other rocks, Phyllite is more porous and its density is 2.18-3.3 g/cm3. Get to know more about physical properties of Phyllite and thermal properties of Phyllite.