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Properties of Pumice

Properties of Pumice

Physical Properties of Pumice

Hardness
6

Grain Size
Fine Grained
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Fracture
Planar
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Streak
White, Greenish White or Grey
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Porosity
Highly Porous
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Luster
Earthy
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Compressive Strength
51.20 N/mm2
27
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Cleavage
Perfect
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Toughness
3

Specific Gravity
2.86

Transparency
Opaque
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Density
0.25-0.3 g/cm3

Thermal Properties of Pumice

Specific Heat Capacity
0.87 kJ/Kg K
14
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Resistance
Impact Resistant, Pressure Resistant
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Pumice Properties

Pumice properties are essential when it comes to identification of rocks. The study of properties of Pumice rock is done by Mineralogists to determine the identity of rock. Some of the properties of Pumice include: Hardness, Color, Fracture, Luster, Compressive Strength etc. Pumice is Fine Grained. As compared to other rocks, Pumice is more porous and its density is 0.25-0.3 g/cm3. Get to know more about physical properties of Pumice and thermal properties of Pumice.