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Andesite Rock

Types of Hard Rocks

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Definition of Andesite. Andesite Definition </> More »
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Definition of Andesite. Definition
Andesite is a dark, fine-grained, brown or greyish intermediate volcanic rock which is a commonly found in lava
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Andesite. Andesite Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Andesite is available. Andesite Color
Bluish - Grey, Grey, Pink, Yellow
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Visual Appearance of Andesite. Appearance
Dull and Soft
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Uses of Andesite in architecture and construction industry. Andesite Uses </> More »
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Architectural uses of Andesite. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Andesite which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Floor Tiles, Homes, Interior Decoration and Kitchens
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Industrial uses of Andesite. Industry
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Uses of Andesite in construction industry. Construction Industry
Cobblestones, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate
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Types of Andesite. Andesite Types </> More »
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Types of Andesite. Types
Icelandite
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Absent
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Formation of Andesite. Formation of Andesite </> More »
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Andesite. Composition
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Mineral content of Andesite. Mineral Content
Amphibole, Apatite, Biotite, Feldspar, Garnet, Hornblade, Ilmenite, Magnetite, Plagioclase, Pyroxene, Zircon
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Compound content of Andesite. Compound Content
Silicon Dioxide
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Thermal and physical properties of Andesite. Properties of Andesite </> More »
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Andesite. Physical Properties of Andesite
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Measure of ease with which a smooth surface of a rock can be scratched, or of its resistance to abrasion. It is measured on Moh’s Hardness scale. Hardness
7
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Cracking or breaking of Andesite. Fracture
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Uneven fracture is a rough surface or one with random irregularities.Uneven
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Color of Andesite when powdered. Streak
White
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Andesite
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
2.39 kJ/Kg K
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Resistance offered by Andesite against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
  • Wear Resistant
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Reserves of Andesite. Andesite Reserves </> More »
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Deposits of Andesite in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Andesite Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Andesite in Asian continent. Asia
India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, South Korea
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Deposits of Andesite in African continent. Africa
Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania
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Deposits of Andesite in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Andesite Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Andesite in Australian continent. Australia
New South Wales, New Zealand, Western Australia

Information about Andesite

Rocks are naturally occurring solids which are composed of minerals & have been used by humans since ages. From Stone Age, rocks are used for various purposes. Also, the metals and minerals found in rock play an important role in our life. Get to know all the Andesite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Andesite rock here. Andesite is a dark, fine-grained, brown or greyish intermediate volcanic rock which is a commonly found in lava. Andesite is available in bluish - grey, grey, pink, yellow colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Andesite is white. Get to know more about Andesite rock and characteristics of Andesite rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Andesite

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Andesite are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Andesite is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Andesite plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Andesite is 7 on Moh’s hardness scale. Rocks according to their hardness are divided into:Types of Hard Rocks, Types of Soft Rocks and Rocks with Medium Hardness. Fracture of Andesite rock is uneven. Its specific heat capacity is 2.39 kJ/Kg K. Andesite is heat resistant, pressure resistant, wear resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Floor tiles, Homes, Interior decoration and Kitchens.
  • Construction Industry: Cobblestones, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate.

Know more about Andesite rock in the next section.

More About Andesite

Andesite is a type of Igneous Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Andesite rock is available in bluish - grey, grey, pink, yellow colors. It is Dull and Soft in appearance. The Andesite mineral content includes Amphibole, Apatite, Biotite, Feldspar, Garnet, Hornblade, Ilmenite, Magnetite, Plagioclase, Pyroxene, Zircon. Its compound content includes Silicon Dioxide. Let’s move on to the types of Andesite. The types of Andesite include Icelandite. Fossils are the remains of prehistoric plants or animals which are embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form. Fossils are found only in sedimentary rocks. As Andesite belongs to Igneous Rocks, fossils are not found in it.