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