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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Hawaiite is volcanic rock that resembles basalt. It is an olivine basalt with intermediate composition between alkali olivine and mugearite
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Hawaii Islands
1.2.2 Discoverer
Joseph Iddings
1.3 Etymology
From Hawaii Islands
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
1.6 Other Categories
Opaque Rock
2 Texture
2.1 Texture
Glassy, Massive, Porphyritic, Scoriaceous, Vesicular
2.2 Color
Black, Brown, Light to Dark 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, Floor Tiles, Flooring, Homes, Hotels, Interior Decoration, Kitchens
3.1.2 Exterior Uses
As Building Stone, As Facing Stone, Paving Stone, Garden Decoration, Office Buildings
3.1.3 Other Architectural Uses
Curbing
3.2 Industry
3.2.1 Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Cobblestones, Rail Track Ballast, Roadstone
3.2.2 Medical Industry
Not Yet Used
3.3 Antiquity Uses
Artifacts
3.4 Other Uses
3.4.1 Commercial Uses
Creating Artwork, Sea Defence
4 Types
4.1 Types
Not Available
4.2 Features
Has High structural resistance against erosion and climate, Very fine grained rock
4.3 Archaeological Significance
4.3.1 Monuments
Used
4.3.2 Famous Monuments
Easter Island in the Polynesian Triangle, Pacific Ocean
4.3.3 Sculpture
Not Yet Used
4.3.4 Famous Sculptures
Not Applicable
4.3.5 Pictographs
Used
4.3.6 Petroglyphs
Used
4.3.7 Figurines
Not Yet Used
4.4 Fossils
Absent
5 Formation
5.1 Formation
Hawaiite is a fine-grained, hard rock that forms when bits of lava shoot out of volcanoes and reach the Earth's surface.
5.2 Composition
5.2.1 Mineral Content
Olivine, Plagioclase, Pyroxene
5.2.2 Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, Potassium Oxide, MgO, MnO, Sodium Oxide, Phosphorus Pentoxide, Silicon Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide
5.3 Transformation
5.3.1 Metamorphism
97% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.2 Types of Metamorphism
Impact 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
Not Applicable
6 Properties
6.1 Physical Properties
6.1.1 Hardness
6
6.1.2 Grain Size
Not Applicable
6.1.3 Fracture
Conchoidal
6.1.4 Streak
Not Available
6.1.5 Porosity
Less Porous
6.1.6 Luster
Not Available
6.1.7 Compressive Strength
Flint
37.40 N/mm2
Rank: 28 (Overall)
Obsidian
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6.1.8 Cleavage
Not Applicable
6.1.9 Toughness
Not Available
6.1.10 Specific Gravity
Not Available
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, Pressure Resistant, Wear Resistant
7 Reserves
7.1 Deposits in Eastern Continents
7.1.1 Asia
India, Russia
7.1.2 Africa
South Africa
7.1.3 Europe
Iceland
7.1.4 Others
Hawaii Islands
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
Not Yet Found

Information about Hawaiite

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 Hawaiite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Hawaiite rock here. Hawaiite is volcanic rock that resembles basalt. It is an olivine basalt with intermediate composition between alkali olivine and mugearite. Hawaiite is available in black, brown, light to dark grey colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Hawaiite is not available. Get to know more about Hawaiite rock and characteristics of Hawaiite rock in the next sections.