Physical Properties of Travertine
Physical properties of rocks are used to identify the type of rocks and to discover more about them. There are various physical properties of Travertine like Hardness, Grain Size, Fracture, Streak, Porosity, Luster, Strength etc which defines it. The physical properties of Travertine rock are vital in determining its Travertine Texture and Travertine Uses.
Hardness and Strength of Travertine
The physical properties of Travertine 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 Travertine is 3-4 whereas its compressive strength is 80.00 N/mm2. Streak is the color of rock when it is crushed or powdered. The streak of Travertine is white whereas its fracture is splintery. Luster of Travertine is the interaction of light with the surface of Travertine. Luster of Travertine is dull to pearly. Travertine cleavage is non-existent. The specific gravity of Travertine is 1.68. Travertine is opaque in nature whereas its toughness is 1. You can also know all the list of rocks in Opaque Rocks, Translucent Rocks and Transparent Rocks.