Physical Properties of Diamictite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Diamictite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Diamictite rock are vital in determining its Diamictite Texture and Diamictite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Diamictite
The physical properties of Diamictite 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 Diamictite is 2-3 whereas its compressive strength is Not Available. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Diamictite is light to dark brown whereas its fracture is conchoidal to uneven. Luster of Diamictite is the interaction of light with the surface of Diamictite. Luster of Diamictite is grainy, pearly and vitreous. Diamictite cleavage is not available. The specific gravity of Diamictite is 4.3-5.0. Diamictite is opaque 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.