Physical Properties of Lherzolite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Lherzolite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Lherzolite rock are vital in determining its Lherzolite Texture and Lherzolite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Lherzolite
The physical properties of Lherzolite 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 Lherzolite is 6.5 whereas its compressive strength is 290.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Lherzolite is white whereas its fracture is conchoidal. Luster of Lherzolite is the interaction of light with the surface of Lherzolite. Luster of Lherzolite is subvitreous to dull. Lherzolite cleavage is perfect. The specific gravity of Lherzolite is 2.86. Lherzolite is opaque 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.