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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Boninite is a mafic extrusive rock which is high in magnesium and silica content, formed in fore-arc environments, typically during the early stages of subduction
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Japan
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From its occurrence in the Izu-Bonin arc south of Japan
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
2 Texture
2.1 Texture
Aphanitic to Porphyritic
2.2 Color
Bluish - Grey, Brown, Colourless, Green, Grey
2.3 Maintenance
Less
2.4 Durability
Durable
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
Dull and Soft
3 Uses
3.1 Architecture
3.1.1 Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Homes, Kitchens
3.1.2 Exterior Uses
Garden Decoration, Office Buildings
3.1.3 Other Architectural Uses
Not Yet Used
3.2 Industry
3.2.1 Construction Industry
As a Flux in the Production of Steel and Pig Iron, As a Sintering Agent in Steel Industry to process Iron Ore, As Dimension Stone, Cement Manufacture, for Road Aggregate, Making natural cement, Manufacture of Magnesium and Dolomite Refractories
3.2.2 Medical Industry
Not Yet Used
3.3 Antiquity Uses
Artifacts
3.4 Other Uses
3.4.1 Commercial Uses
An Oil and Gas Reservoir, Cemetery Markers, Creating Artwork, Soil Conditioner, Source of Magnesia (MgO)
4 Types
4.1 Types
Not Available
4.2 Features
Available in Lots of Colors and Patterns, High Mg content, Is one of the oldest rock
4.3 Archaeological Significance
4.3.1 Monuments
Not Yet Used
4.3.2 Famous Monuments
Not Applicable
4.3.3 Sculpture
Not Yet Used
4.3.4 Famous Sculptures
Not Applicable
4.3.5 Pictographs
Not Used
4.3.6 Petroglyphs
Not Used
4.3.7 Figurines
Not Yet Used
4.4 Fossils
Absent
5 Formation
5.1 Formation
Boninite is a type of Igneous rock which is formed through the cooling and solidification of lava or existing rocks.
5.2 Composition
5.2.1 Mineral Content
Amphibole, Apatite, Biotite, Feldspar, Garnet, Hornblade, Ilmenite
5.2.2 Compound Content
Silicon Dioxide
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, Regional Metamorphism
5.3.3 Weathering
99% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.4 Types of Weathering
Biological Weathering
5.3.5 Erosion
92% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.6 Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion, Coastal Erosion, Wind Erosion
6 Properties
6.1 Physical Properties
6.1.1 Hardness
7
6.1.2 Grain Size
Fine Grained
6.1.3 Fracture
Uneven
6.1.4 Streak
White
6.1.5 Porosity
Less Porous
6.1.6 Luster
Vitreous
6.1.7 Compressive Strength
Flint
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Obsidian
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6.1.8 Cleavage
Not Available
6.1.9 Toughness
1.1
6.1.10 Specific Gravity
2.5-2.8
6.1.11 Transparency
Opaque
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)
Granulite
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6.2.2 Resistance
Heat Resistant, Impact Resistant, Pressure Resistant, Wear Resistant
7 Reserves
7.1 Deposits in Eastern Continents
7.1.1 Asia
Not Available
7.1.2 Africa
South Africa
7.1.3 Europe
England, Finland, United Kingdom
7.1.4 Others
Antarctica, Greenland
7.2 Deposits in Western Continents
7.2.1 North America
USA
7.2.2 South America
Colombia, Uruguay
7.3 Deposits in Oceania Continent
7.3.1 Australia
New Zealand, Western Australia

Information about Boninite

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 Boninite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Boninite rock here. Boninite is a mafic extrusive rock which is high in magnesium and silica content, formed in fore-arc environments, typically during the early stages of subduction. Boninite is available in bluish - grey, brown, colourless, green, grey colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Boninite is white. Get to know more about Boninite rock and characteristics of Boninite rock in the next sections.