Physical Properties of Oil shale
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Oil shale like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Oil shale rock are vital in determining its Oil shale Texture and Oil shale Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Oil shale
The physical properties of Oil shale 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 Oil shale 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 Oil shale is white whereas its fracture is not available. Luster of Oil shale is the interaction of light with the surface of Oil shale. Luster of Oil shale is dull. Oil shale cleavage is slaty. The specific gravity of Oil shale is 2.2-2.8. Oil shale 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.