Characteristics of Tuff
Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Tuff are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Tuff is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Tuff plays an important role in its identification.
The hardness of Tuff is 4-6 on Moh’s hardness scale. Rocks according to their hardness are divided into:Hard Rocks, Soft Rocks and Rocks with Medium Hardness.
Fracture of Tuff rock is uneven. Its specific heat capacity is 0.20 kJ/Kg K. Tuff is heat resistant, impact resistant, pressure resistant, wear resistant. Some of its uses are:
- Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Entryways, Flooring, Homes and Interior decoration.
- Construction Industry: Building houses or walls, Construction aggregate.
Know more about Tuff rock in the next section.
More About Tuff
Tuff is a type of Igneous Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Tuff rock is available in brown, grey, yellow colors. It is Dull, Vesicular and Foilated in appearance. The Tuff mineral content includes Calcite, Chlorite. Its compound content includes Hydrogen Sulfide, Sulfur Dioxide. Let’s move on to the types of Tuff. The types of Tuff include Welded tuff, Rhyolitic tuff, Basaltic tuff, Trachyte tuff, Andesitic tuff and Ignimbrite..
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 Tuff belongs to Igneous Rocks, fossils are not found in it.