Physical Properties of Nephelinite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Nephelinite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Nephelinite rock are vital in determining its Nephelinite Texture and Nephelinite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Nephelinite
The physical properties of Nephelinite 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 Nephelinite is 6.5 whereas its compressive strength is 35.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Nephelinite is white whereas its fracture is flat. Luster of Nephelinite is the interaction of light with the surface of Nephelinite. Luster of Nephelinite is vitreous to metallic. Nephelinite cleavage is imperfect. The specific gravity of Nephelinite is 2.4-2.9. Nephelinite 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.