Physical Properties of Tachylite
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Tachylite like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Tachylite rock are vital in determining its Tachylite Texture and Tachylite Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Tachylite
The physical properties of Tachylite 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 Tachylite is 5.5 whereas its compressive strength is 206.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Tachylite is vermilion whereas its fracture is conchoidal. Luster of Tachylite is the interaction of light with the surface of Tachylite. Luster of Tachylite is resinous. Tachylite cleavage is not available. The specific gravity of Tachylite is 2.4. Tachylite 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.