Physical Properties of Pseudotachylite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Pseudotachylite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Pseudotachylite rock are vital in determining its Pseudotachylite Texture and Pseudotachylite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Pseudotachylite
The physical properties of Pseudotachylite 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 Pseudotachylite is 7 whereas its compressive strength is 60.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Pseudotachylite is light to dark brown whereas its fracture is uneven. Luster of Pseudotachylite is the interaction of light with the surface of Pseudotachylite. Luster of Pseudotachylite is vitreous. Pseudotachylite cleavage is irregular. The specific gravity of Pseudotachylite is 2.46-2.86. Pseudotachylite is transparent to translucent 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.