Physical Properties of Schist
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Schist like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Schist rock are vital in determining its Schist Texture and Schist Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Schist
The physical properties of Schist 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 Schist is 3.5-4 whereas its compressive strength is Not Available. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Schist is white whereas its fracture is conchoidal. Luster of Schist is the interaction of light with the surface of Schist. Luster of Schist is shiny. Schist cleavage is slaty. The specific gravity of Schist is 2.5-2.9. Schist is opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 1.5. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.