Physical Properties of Gossan
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Gossan like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Gossan rock are vital in determining its Gossan Texture and Gossan Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Gossan
The physical properties of Gossan 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 Gossan is 4-5 whereas its compressive strength is Not Available. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Gossan is white to grey whereas its fracture is conchoidal. Luster of Gossan is the interaction of light with the surface of Gossan. Luster of Gossan is metallic. Gossan cleavage is not available. The specific gravity of Gossan is 2.0. Gossan 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.