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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Diorite is a grey to dark-grey intermediate intrusive igneous rock composed principally of plagioclase feldspar,biotite, hornblende, and pyroxene
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Unknown
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From early 19th century coined in French, formed irregularly from Greek diorizein distinguish
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Plutonic
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
2 Texture
2.1 Texture
Phaneritic
2.2 Color
Black, Brown, Light to Dark Grey, White
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
Shiny
3 Uses
3.1 Architecture
3.1.1 Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Interior Decoration
3.1.2 Exterior Uses
As Building Stone, As Facing Stone, Garden Decoration
3.1.3 Other Architectural Uses
Curbing
3.2 Industry
3.2.1 Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Cement Manufacture, Cobblestones, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate
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
Creating Artwork, Curling
4 Types
4.1 Types
Not Available
4.2 Features
Typically speckled black and white.
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
Not Used
4.3.6 Petroglyphs
Not Used
4.3.7 Figurines
Used
4.4 Fossils
Absent
5 Formation
5.1 Formation
Diorite is a coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock which contains large interlocking and randomly oriented crystals and forms when molten lava does not reach the Earth’s surface and cools down in the Earth’s crust.
5.2 Composition
5.2.1 Mineral Content
Albite, Amphibole, Apatite, Biotite, Feldspar, Hornblade, Ilmenite, Magnetite, Muscovite or Illite, Olivine, Plagioclase, Pyroxene, Quartz, Sulfides, Titanite, Zircon
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
Cataclastic Metamorphism, Contact Metamorphism, Regional Metamorphism
5.3.3 Weathering
99% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.4 Types of Weathering
Biological Weathering, Chemical Weathering, Mechanical Weathering
5.3.5 Erosion
92% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.6 Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion, Coastal Erosion, Water Erosion
6 Properties
6.1 Physical Properties
6.1.1 Hardness
6-7
6.1.2 Grain Size
Medium to Coarse Grained
6.1.3 Fracture
Not Available
6.1.4 Streak
Bluish Black
6.1.5 Porosity
Very Less Porous
6.1.6 Luster
Shiny
6.1.7 Compressive Strength
Flint
225.00 N/mm2
Rank: 7 (Overall)
Obsidian
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6.1.8 Cleavage
Not Available
6.1.9 Toughness
2.1
6.1.10 Specific Gravity
2.8-3
6.1.11 Transparency
Opaque
6.1.12 Density
2.8-3 g/cm3
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, Pressure Resistant, Wear Resistant
7 Reserves
7.1 Deposits in Eastern Continents
7.1.1 Asia
Not Yet Found
7.1.2 Africa
Egypt
7.1.3 Europe
Finland, Germany, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
7.1.4 Others
Not Yet Found
7.2 Deposits in Western Continents
7.2.1 North America
USA
7.2.2 South America
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
7.3 Deposits in Oceania Continent
7.3.1 Australia
New Zealand, Western Australia

Information about Diorite

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 Diorite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Diorite rock here. Diorite is a grey to dark-grey intermediate intrusive igneous rock composed principally of plagioclase feldspar,biotite, hornblende, and pyroxene. Diorite is available in black, brown, light to dark grey, white colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Diorite is bluish black. Get to know more about Diorite rock and characteristics of Diorite rock in the next sections.