Scoria Rock

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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Scoria is a dark-colored extrusive igneous rock with abundant round bubble-like cavities
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
1.2.2 Discoverer
1.3 Etymology
From late Middle English (denoting slag from molten metal), from Greek skōria refuse, from skōr dung
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
2 Texture
2.1 Texture
2.2 Color
Black, Brown, Dark Grey to Black, Red
2.3 Maintenance
2.4 Durability
2.4.1 Water Resistant
81% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.2 Scratch Resistant
86% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.3 Stain Resistant
66% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.4 Wind Resistant
49% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.5 Acid Resistant
48% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
2.5 Appearance
Glassy and Vesicular
3 Uses
3.1 Architecture
3.1.1 Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Interior Decoration
3.1.2 Exterior Uses
Garden Decoration, Paving Stone
3.1.3 Other Architectural Uses
3.2 Industry
3.2.1 Construction Industry
Cement Manufacture, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate, In landscaping and drainage works
3.2.2 Medical Industry
Not Yet Used
3.3 Antiquity Uses
Artifacts, Monuments, Sculpture
3.4 Other Uses
3.4.1 Commercial Uses
As a traction material on snow-covered roads, Creating Artwork, High-temperature insulation, In gas barbecue grills
4 Types
4.1 Types
Not Available
4.2 Features
Available in Lots of Colors and Patterns, Generally rough to touch, Surfaces are often shiny
4.3 Archaeological Significance
4.3.1 Monuments
4.3.2 Famous Monuments
Data Not Available
4.3.3 Sculpture
4.3.4 Famous Sculptures
Data Not Available
4.3.5 Pictographs
4.3.6 Petroglyphs
4.3.7 Figurines
4.4 Fossils
5 Formation
5.1 Formation
Scoria forms when magma containing huge amount of dissolved gas flows from a volcano during an eruption.
5.2 Composition
5.2.1 Mineral Content
Apatite, Biotite, Calcite, Feldspar, Hematite, Hornblade, Ilmenite, Magnetite, Olivine, Pyroxene, Quartz, Silica
5.2.2 Compound Content
Ca, NaCl
5.3 Transformation
5.3.1 Metamorphism
97% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.2 Types of Metamorphism
Burial Metamorphism, Cataclastic Metamorphism, Contact Metamorphism
5.3.3 Weathering
99% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.4 Types of Weathering
Biological Weathering, Chemical Weathering, Mechanical Weathering
5.3.5 Erosion
92% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.6 Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion, Coastal Erosion, Glacier Erosion
6 Properties
6.1 Physical Properties
6.1.1 Hardness
6.1.2 Grain Size
Fine Grained
6.1.3 Fracture
6.1.4 Streak
6.1.5 Porosity
Highly Porous
6.1.6 Luster
Subvitreous to Dull
6.1.7 Compressive Strength
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
6.1.8 Cleavage
6.1.9 Toughness
6.1.10 Specific Gravity
Not Available
6.1.11 Transparency
6.1.12 Density
Not Available
6.2 Thermal Properties
6.2.1 Specific Heat Capacity
Banded iron for..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
6.2.2 Resistance
Heat Resistant, Impact Resistant, Pressure Resistant, Wear Resistant
7 Reserves
7.1 Deposits in Eastern Continents
7.1.1 Asia
Afghanistan, Indonesia, Japan, Russia
7.1.2 Africa
Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania
7.1.3 Europe
Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Turkey
7.1.4 Others
Not Yet Found
7.2 Deposits in Western Continents
7.2.1 North America
Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, USA
7.2.2 South America
Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru
7.3 Deposits in Oceania Continent
7.3.1 Australia
New Zealand, Western Australia

Information about Scoria

Rocks are naturally occurring solids which are composed of minerals & have been used by humans since ages. From Stone Age, rocks are used for various purposes. Also, the metals and minerals found in rock play an important role in our life. Get to know all the Scoria Uses. We have provided you with all information about Scoria rock here. Scoria is a dark-colored extrusive igneous rock with abundant round bubble-like cavities. Scoria is available in black, brown, dark grey to black, red colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Scoria is white. Get to know more about Scoria rock and characteristics of Scoria rock in the next sections.

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