Physical Properties of Nepheline Syenite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Nepheline Syenite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Nepheline Syenite rock are vital in determining its Nepheline Syenite Texture and Nepheline Syenite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Nepheline Syenite
The physical properties of Nepheline Syenite 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 Nepheline Syenite is 5.5-6 whereas its compressive strength is 150.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Nepheline Syenite is white whereas its fracture is conchoidal to uneven. Luster of Nepheline Syenite is the interaction of light with the surface of Nepheline Syenite. Luster of Nepheline Syenite is greasy to dull. Nepheline Syenite cleavage is poor. The specific gravity of Nepheline Syenite is 2.6. Nepheline Syenite 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.