All about Rocks
We all come across rocks in our day to day life, be it a stone, pebble, sand or just mud. Rocks are also classified on the basis of their hardness which ranges from 1 to 10 on Moh's Hardness Scale as types of hard rocks, types of soft rocks and rocks with medium hardness. At comparerocks.com, know all about rocks and get to know Rocks with Less Maintenance and Rocks with More Maintenance. All types of rocks undergo formation and transformation process. Formation of rocks depends on cooling of lava and then transformation process takes place. Every rock has an individual property due to which it has its own unique uses.
Rock texture refers to shape, arrangement and distribution of grains within the rock. Some common rock textures are crystalline, fragmental aphanitic and glassy.
- Crystalline texture- Texture in which crystals are interlocking and inter-grown.
- Fragmental texture- Texture in which particles are broken or irregular.
- Aphanitic texture- Texture in which crystals are not visible to naked eye.