Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Peridotite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Peridotite rock are vital in determining its Peridotite Texture and Peridotite Uses.
The physical properties of Peridotite 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 Peridotite is 5.5-6 whereas its compressive strength is 107.55 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Peridotite is white whereas its fracture is irregular. Luster of Peridotite is the interaction of light with the surface of Peridotite. Luster of Peridotite is shiny. Peridotite cleavage is imperfect. The specific gravity of Peridotite is 3-3.01. Peridotite is translucent to opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 2.1. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.
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