Physical Properties of Kimberlite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Kimberlite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Kimberlite rock are vital in determining its Kimberlite Texture and Kimberlite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Kimberlite
The physical properties of Kimberlite 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 Kimberlite 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 Kimberlite is white whereas its fracture is conchoidal. Luster of Kimberlite is the interaction of light with the surface of Kimberlite. Luster of Kimberlite is subvitreous to dull. Kimberlite cleavage is conchoidal. The specific gravity of Kimberlite is 2.86-2.87. Kimberlite is translucent to 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.