Physical Properties of Quartzite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Quartzite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Quartzite rock are vital in determining its Quartzite Texture and Quartzite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Quartzite
The physical properties of Quartzite 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 Quartzite is 6-7 whereas its compressive strength is 115.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Quartzite is white whereas its fracture is uneven, splintery or conchoidal. Luster of Quartzite is the interaction of light with the surface of Quartzite. Luster of Quartzite is vitreous. Quartzite cleavage is indiscernible. The specific gravity of Quartzite is 2.6-2.8. Quartzite is transparent to translucent in nature whereas its toughness is 1.9. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.