Physical Properties of Anorthosite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Anorthosite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Anorthosite rock are vital in determining its Anorthosite Texture and Anorthosite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Anorthosite
The physical properties of Anorthosite 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 Anorthosite is 5-6 whereas its compressive strength is Not Available. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Anorthosite is white whereas its fracture is irregular. Luster of Anorthosite is the interaction of light with the surface of Anorthosite. Luster of Anorthosite is pearly to subvitreous. Anorthosite cleavage is irregular. The specific gravity of Anorthosite is 2.62-2.82. Anorthosite is translucent in nature whereas its toughness is not available. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.