Characteristics of Scoria
Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Scoria are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Scoria is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Scoria plays an important role in its identification.
The hardness of Scoria is 5-6 on Moh’s hardness scale. Rocks according to their hardness are divided into:Hard Rocks, Soft Rocks and Rocks with Medium Hardness.
Fracture of Scoria rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is Not Available. Scoria is heat resistant, impact resistant, pressure resistant, wear resistant. Some of its uses are:
- Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates and Interior decoration.
- Construction Industry: Cement manufacture, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate, In landscaping and drainage works.
Know more about Scoria rock in the next section.
More About Scoria
Scoria is a type of Igneous Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Scoria rock is available in black, brown, dark grey to black, red colors. It is Glassy and Vesicular in appearance. The Scoria mineral content includes Apatite, Biotite, Calcite, Feldspar, Hematite, Hornblade, Ilmenite, Magnetite, Olivine, Pyroxene, Quartz, Silica. Its compound content includes Ca, NaCl. Let’s move on to the types of Scoria. Scoria rock does not have any types.
Fossils are the remains of prehistoric plants or animals which are embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form. Fossils are found only in sedimentary rocks. As Scoria belongs to Igneous Rocks, fossils are not found in it.