Physical Properties of Serpentinite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Serpentinite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Serpentinite rock are vital in determining its Serpentinite Texture and Serpentinite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Serpentinite
The physical properties of Serpentinite 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 Serpentinite is 3-5 whereas its compressive strength is 310.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Serpentinite is white, greenish white or grey whereas its fracture is uneven. Luster of Serpentinite is the interaction of light with the surface of Serpentinite. Luster of Serpentinite is waxy and dull. Serpentinite cleavage is irregular. The specific gravity of Serpentinite is 2.79-3. Serpentinite is opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 7. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.