Physical Properties of Hornblendite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Hornblendite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Hornblendite rock are vital in determining its Hornblendite Texture and Hornblendite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Hornblendite
The physical properties of Hornblendite 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 Hornblendite is 6-7 whereas its compressive strength is Not Available. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Hornblendite is white to grey whereas its fracture is irregular to conchoidal. Luster of Hornblendite is the interaction of light with the surface of Hornblendite. Luster of Hornblendite is vitreous to dull. Hornblendite cleavage is irregular. The specific gravity of Hornblendite is 2.5. Hornblendite is opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 2.3. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.