Physical Properties of Granodiorite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Granodiorite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Granodiorite rock are vital in determining its Granodiorite Texture and Granodiorite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Granodiorite
The physical properties of Granodiorite 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 Granodiorite is 6 whereas its compressive strength is 175.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Granodiorite is white whereas its fracture is not available. Luster of Granodiorite is the interaction of light with the surface of Granodiorite. Luster of Granodiorite is grainy, pearly and vitreous. Granodiorite cleavage is not available. The specific gravity of Granodiorite is 2.6-2.7. Granodiorite 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.