Physical Properties of Novaculite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Novaculite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Novaculite rock are vital in determining its Novaculite Texture and Novaculite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Novaculite
The physical properties of Novaculite 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 Novaculite is 7 whereas its compressive strength is 450.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Novaculite is colorless whereas its fracture is conchoidal. Luster of Novaculite is the interaction of light with the surface of Novaculite. Luster of Novaculite is waxy and dull. Novaculite cleavage is non-existent. The specific gravity of Novaculite is 2.5-2.7. Novaculite is translucent to opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 1.5. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.