Physical Properties of Latite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Latite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Latite rock are vital in determining its Latite Texture and Latite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Latite
The physical properties of Latite 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 Latite is 5-5.5 whereas its compressive strength is 310.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Latite is white whereas its fracture is conchoidal. Luster of Latite is the interaction of light with the surface of Latite. Luster of Latite is subvitreous to dull. Latite cleavage is perfect. The specific gravity of Latite is 2.86. Latite is translucent in nature whereas its toughness is 2.7. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.