Physical Properties of Shoshonite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Shoshonite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Shoshonite rock are vital in determining its Shoshonite Texture and Shoshonite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Shoshonite
The physical properties of Shoshonite 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 Shoshonite is 6 whereas its compressive strength is Not Available. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Shoshonite is white to grey whereas its fracture is uneven. Luster of Shoshonite is the interaction of light with the surface of Shoshonite. Luster of Shoshonite is dull. Shoshonite cleavage is poor. The specific gravity of Shoshonite is 2.98. Shoshonite is opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 1.6. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.