Physical Properties of Eclogite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Eclogite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Eclogite rock are vital in determining its Eclogite Texture and Eclogite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Eclogite
The physical properties of Eclogite 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 Eclogite 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 Eclogite is white whereas its fracture is not available. Luster of Eclogite is the interaction of light with the surface of Eclogite. Luster of Eclogite is subvitreous to dull. Eclogite cleavage is perfect. The specific gravity of Eclogite is 2.86-2.87. Eclogite 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.