Physical Properties of Syenite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Syenite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Syenite rock are vital in determining its Syenite Texture and Syenite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Syenite
The physical properties of Syenite 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 Syenite 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 Syenite is white whereas its fracture is not available. Luster of Syenite is the interaction of light with the surface of Syenite. Luster of Syenite is subvitreous to dull. Syenite cleavage is perfect. The specific gravity of Syenite is 2.6-2.7. Syenite 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.