Physical Properties of Rhyolite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Rhyolite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Rhyolite rock are vital in determining its Rhyolite Texture and Rhyolite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Rhyolite
The physical properties of Rhyolite 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 Rhyolite is 6-7 whereas its compressive strength is 140.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Rhyolite is colorless whereas its fracture is sub-conchoidal. Luster of Rhyolite is the interaction of light with the surface of Rhyolite. Luster of Rhyolite is earthy. Rhyolite cleavage is not available. The specific gravity of Rhyolite is 2.65-2.67. Rhyolite is opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 2. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.