Physical Properties of Laterite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Laterite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Laterite rock are vital in determining its Laterite Texture and Laterite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Laterite
The physical properties of Laterite 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 Laterite is 2 whereas its compressive strength is Not Available. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Laterite is white whereas its fracture is conchoidal. Luster of Laterite is the interaction of light with the surface of Laterite. Luster of Laterite is dull. Laterite cleavage is not applicable. The specific gravity of Laterite is Not Available. Laterite 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.