Home
×

Conglomerate
Conglomerate




ADD
Compare

Conglomerate Rock

Add ⊕
1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Conglomerate is a sedimentary rock which forms from rounded gravel and boulder sized clasts which are cemented together in a matrix
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Italy
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From Latin conglomeratus, to roll together, i.e. from com together + glomerare to gather into a ball, from glomus (genitive glomeris) a ball
1.4 Class
Sedimentary Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Soft Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Not Applicable
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
2 Texture
2.1 Texture
Clastic
2.2 Color
Beige, Black, Brown, Buff, Light to Dark Grey, Orange, Rust, White, Yellow
2.3 Maintenance
More
2.4 Durability
Durable
2.4.1 Water Resistant
59% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.2 Scratch Resistant
62% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.3 Stain Resistant
43% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.4 Wind Resistant
38% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.5 Acid Resistant
22% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
2.5 Appearance
Shiny and Rounded
3 Uses
3.1 Architecture
3.1.1 Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Floor Tiles, Homes
3.1.2 Exterior Uses
As Building Stone, As Facing Stone, Garden Decoration, Office Buildings, Roof Tiles
3.1.3 Other Architectural Uses
Curbing
3.2 Industry
3.2.1 Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Cement Manufacture, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate, Roadstone
3.2.2 Medical Industry
Not Yet Used
3.3 Antiquity Uses
Artifacts, Monuments, Sculpture, Small Figurines
3.4 Other Uses
3.4.1 Commercial Uses
Cemetery Markers, In aquifers, Tombstones
4 Types
4.1 Types
Not Available
4.2 Features
Clasts are smooth to touch, Is one of the oldest rock, Matrix variable
4.3 Archaeological Significance
4.3.1 Monuments
Used
4.3.2 Famous Monuments
Data Not Available
4.3.3 Sculpture
Used
4.3.4 Famous Sculptures
Data Not Available
4.3.5 Pictographs
Used
4.3.6 Petroglyphs
Used
4.3.7 Figurines
Used
4.4 Fossils
Present
5 Formation
5.1 Formation
Conglomerate forms where sediments consisting mainly of pebble and cobble-size clasts at least two millimeters in diameter starts accumulating.
5.2 Composition
5.2.1 Mineral Content
Clay, Sand, Silica, Silt
5.2.2 Compound Content
NaCl, CaO
5.3 Transformation
5.3.1 Metamorphism
19% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.2 Types of Metamorphism
Burial Metamorphism, Cataclastic Metamorphism, Regional Metamorphism
5.3.3 Weathering
78% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.4 Types of Weathering
Not Applicable
5.3.5 Erosion
86% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.6 Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion, Coastal Erosion
6 Properties
6.1 Physical Properties
6.1.1 Hardness
2-3
6.1.2 Grain Size
Coarse Grained
6.1.3 Fracture
Uneven
6.1.4 Streak
White
6.1.5 Porosity
Highly Porous
6.1.6 Luster
Dull
6.1.7 Compressive Strength
Flint
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Obsidian
ADD ⊕
6.1.8 Cleavage
Non-Existent
6.1.9 Toughness
Not Available
6.1.10 Specific Gravity
2.86-2.88
6.1.11 Transparency
Opaque
6.1.12 Density
1.7-2.3 g/cm3
6.2 Thermal Properties
6.2.1 Specific Heat Capacity
Banded iron for..
0.92 kJ/Kg K
Rank: 10 (Overall)
Granulite
ADD ⊕
6.2.2 Resistance
Heat Resistant
7 Reserves
7.1 Deposits in Eastern Continents
7.1.1 Asia
China, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Uzbekistan
7.1.2 Africa
Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa
7.1.3 Europe
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
7.1.4 Others
Greenland
7.2 Deposits in Western Continents
7.2.1 North America
Canada, USA
7.2.2 South America
Brazil
7.3 Deposits in Oceania Continent
7.3.1 Australia
New South Wales, New Zealand

Information about Conglomerate

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 Conglomerate Uses. We have provided you with all information about Conglomerate rock here. Conglomerate is a sedimentary rock which forms from rounded gravel and boulder sized clasts which are cemented together in a matrix. Conglomerate is available in beige, black, brown, buff, light to dark grey, orange, rust, white, yellow colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Conglomerate is white. Get to know more about Conglomerate rock and characteristics of Conglomerate rock in the next sections.