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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Tuff is a type of rock made of volcanic ash ejected from a vent during a volcanic eruption
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Italy
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From a Latin word tophous then in Italian tufo and finally tuff
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Define Tuff

Tuff is one of the important type of rocks. If we have to define Tuff in general, Tuff is a type of rock made of volcanic ash ejected from a vent during a volcanic eruption. Tuff comes under Igneous Rocks. All Igneous Rocks have similar properties and formation process. Along with Tuff Definition, know more about the History of Tuff, Etymology of Tuff in next sections.