Physical Properties of Claystone
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Claystone like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Claystone rock are vital in determining its Claystone Texture and Claystone Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Claystone
The physical properties of Claystone 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 Claystone is 3.5-4 whereas its compressive strength is Not Available. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Claystone is white whereas its fracture is not available. Luster of Claystone is the interaction of light with the surface of Claystone. Luster of Claystone is dull. Claystone cleavage is perfect. The specific gravity of Claystone is 0. Claystone is opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 2.6. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.