Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Sandstone like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Sandstone rock are vital in determining its Sandstone Texture and Sandstone Uses.
The physical properties of Sandstone 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 Sandstone is 6-7 whereas its compressive strength is 95.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Sandstone is white whereas its fracture is conchoidal. Luster of Sandstone is the interaction of light with the surface of Sandstone. Luster of Sandstone is dull. Sandstone cleavage is perfect. The specific gravity of Sandstone is 2.2-2.8. Sandstone 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.
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