Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Mudstone like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Mudstone rock are vital in determining its Mudstone Texture and Mudstone Uses.
The physical properties of Mudstone 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 Mudstone is 2-3 whereas its compressive strength is Not Available. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Mudstone is white whereas its fracture is not available. Luster of Mudstone is the interaction of light with the surface of Mudstone. Luster of Mudstone is dull. Mudstone cleavage is perfect. The specific gravity of Mudstone is 2.2-2.8. Mudstone is opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 2.6. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.
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