Physical Properties of Shonkinite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Shonkinite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Shonkinite rock are vital in determining its Shonkinite Texture and Shonkinite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Shonkinite
The physical properties of Shonkinite 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 Shonkinite is 5.5-6 whereas its compressive strength is 150.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Shonkinite is white whereas its fracture is not available. Luster of Shonkinite is the interaction of light with the surface of Shonkinite. Luster of Shonkinite is subvitreous to dull. Shonkinite cleavage is perfect. The specific gravity of Shonkinite is 2.6-2.7. Shonkinite is opaque 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.