Physical Properties of Amphibolite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Amphibolite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Amphibolite rock are vital in determining its Amphibolite Texture and Amphibolite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Amphibolite
The physical properties of Amphibolite depend on its formation. Physical properties of rocks play an important role in determining its applications in various fields. Rocks are rated on the on the Moh's Hardness Scale which rates the rocks on the scale from 1 to 10. Rocks with hardness 1-3 are soft rocks from 3-6 are medium hardness rocks and 6-10 are hard rocks. The hardness of Amphibolite is 6-7 whereas its compressive strength is Not Available. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Amphibolite is white to grey whereas its fracture is irregular to conchoidal. Luster of Amphibolite is the interaction of light with the surface of Amphibolite. Luster of Amphibolite is vitreous to dull. Amphibolite cleavage is irregular. The specific gravity of Amphibolite is 2.5. Amphibolite is opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 2.3. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.