Physical Properties of Boninite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Boninite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Boninite rock are vital in determining its Boninite Texture and Boninite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Boninite
The physical properties of Boninite 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 Boninite is 7 whereas its compressive strength is Not Available. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Boninite is white whereas its fracture is uneven. Luster of Boninite is the interaction of light with the surface of Boninite. Luster of Boninite is vitreous. Boninite cleavage is not available. The specific gravity of Boninite is 2.5-2.8. Boninite is opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 1.1. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.