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Arkose Rock

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Definition of Arkose. Arkose Definition </>
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Definition of Arkose. Definition
Arkose is a sedimentary rock, specifically a type of sandstone containing at least 25% feldspar
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History describes the place of origin and the discoverer of Arkose. History of Arkose
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Origin is the place where Arkose was first discovered. Origin
France
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Name of Arkose discoverer. Discoverer
Alexandre Brongniart
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Study of origin of the word "Arkose". Etymology
From Auvergne region of France used by a French geologist Alexandre Brongniart in 1826 who applied this term to some feldspathic sandstones
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Category of Rocks. Class
Sedimentary Rocks
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Sub-class of Arkose. Sub-Class
  • Durable Rock
  • Hard Rock
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Nature of rocks which is either volcanic or plutonic according to its formation process. Arkose Family
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Group of Arkose. It is applicable only to Igneous rocks. Group
Not Applicable
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Other categories of Arkose excluding Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. Other Categories
  • Coarse Grained Rock
  • Opaque Rock
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Arkose. Arkose Texture </>
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Arrangement and distribution of minerals within rock. Texture
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Clastic texture is applicable to rocks which are composed of fragments, or clasts, of pre-existing minerals.Clastic
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The colors in which Arkose is available. Arkose Color
Reddish Brown
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Maintenance required for Rocks. Maintenance
Less
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Ability of Rocks to withstand wear, pressure, or damage. Durability
Durable
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The resistance offered by Arkose on exposure to Water. Water Resistant
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Resistance offered by Arkose to scratches. Scratch Resistant
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Resistance offered by Arkose to stains. Stain Resistant
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Resistance offered by Arkose to wind. Wind Resistant
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Resistance offered by Arkose while reacting with acid. Acid Resistant
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Visual Appearance of Arkose. Appearance
Rough and Dull
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Uses of Arkose in architecture and construction industry. Arkose Uses </>
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Architectural uses of Arkose. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Arkose which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Homes and Interior Decoration
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Exterior Uses of Arkose which include as Building Stone, Garden Decoration etc. Exterior Uses
Office Buildings and Paving Stone
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Other Architectural Uses of Arkose Other Architectural Uses
Whetstones
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Industrial uses of Arkose. Industry
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Uses of Arkose in construction industry. Construction Industry
Cement Manufacture, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate, Production of Glass and Ceramics, Raw material for the manufacture of mortar
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Uses of Arkose in medical industry. Medical Industry
Not Yet Used
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Rocks used to build buildings and monuments, or work of art like sculptures from the ancient past or used for creating artifacts and jewelry. Antiquity Uses
Artifacts, Sculpture and Small Figurines
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Other uses of Arkose. Other Uses
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Other commercial uses of Arkose. Commercial Uses
In aquifers, Soil Conditioner, Source of Magnesia (MgO), Tombstones
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Types of Arkose. Arkose Types </>
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Types of Arkose. Types
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Unique features of Arkose. Features
Available in Lots of Colors and Patterns, Generally rough to touch, Is one of the oldest rock
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The systematic study of historical past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence like graves, buildings, tools, pottery etc. Archaeological Significance of Arkose
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Buildings, structures, or sites which are build out of various rocks that are of historical importance. Monuments
Not Yet Used
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Famous Monuments which are built from Arkose. Famous Monuments
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Art of making statues or attractive forms by carving rocks or stones. Sculpture
Used
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Famous Sculptures which are carved using Arkose rock. Famous Sculptures
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Pictographs are paintings or drawings that have been placed on the rock face. Such artworks have typically been made with mineral earths and other natural compounds and they are mostly found in caves, rock shelters and areas with dry climates. Pictographs
Not Used
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A petroglyph is an image which is carved into a rock. This carving produces a visible indentation in the rock by scratching away the weathered surface to reveal unweathered rock of a different color below. Petroglyphs
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Small statues which represent a human, deity or animal. Figurines are also referred to statuette. Figurines
Used
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Present
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Formation of Arkose. Formation of Arkose </>
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Process of formation of Arkose rock. Formation
Arkose rock forms from the weathering of feldspar-rich igneous or metamorphic rock, most commonly granitic rocks, which are primarily composed of quartz and feldspar.
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Arkose. Composition
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Mineral content of Arkose. Mineral Content
Calcite, Clay, Clay Minerals, Feldspar, Micas, Quartz
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Compound content of Arkose. Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, Potassium Oxide, MgO, Sodium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide
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Change in nature, appearance or form of Arkose. Transformation
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Change in form or nature of Arkose. Metamorphism
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List of metamorphism processes which Arkose undergoes. Types of Metamorphism
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Change in appearance or texture of Arkose due to atmospheric exposure. Weathering
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List of weathering processes which Arkose undergoes. Types of Weathering
  • Biological Weathering
  • Chemical Weathering
  • Mechanical Weathering
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Process of gradual destruction of Arkose by wind, water or other agents. Erosion
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List of erosion processes which Arkose undergoes. Types of Erosion
  • Coastal Erosion
  • Glacier Erosion
  • Water Erosion
  • Wind Erosion
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Thermal and physical properties of Arkose. Properties of Arkose </>
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Arkose. Physical Properties of Arkose
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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
6-7
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Size of individual mineral crystals in Arkose. Grain Size
Coarse Grained
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Cracking or breaking of Arkose. Fracture
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Conchoidal fracture is a curved breakage which resembles to the concentric ripples of a mussel shell.Conchoidal
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Color of Arkose when powdered. Streak
White
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Porosity of Arkose is the quality of being porous, or full of tiny holes. Porosity
Highly Porous
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Interaction of light with the surface of Arkose. Luster
Dull
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Forms due to deformation and metamorphism in Arkose. Cleavage
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Ability to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing. Toughness
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Ratio of density of Arkose to the density of reference rock. Specific Gravity
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Degree to which light can pass through a rock. Transparency
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A rock is said to be opaque if it blocks all the rays of light to pass through it.Opaque
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Degree of compactness of a rock. Density
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Arkose
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Resistance offered by Arkose against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Impact Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
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Reserves of Arkose. Arkose Reserves </>
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Deposits of Arkose in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Arkose Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Arkose in Asian continent. Asia
China, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Uzbekistan
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Deposits of Arkose in African continent. Africa
Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa
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Deposits of Arkose in European continent. Europe
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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List of countries where Arkose deposits are found excluding the 6 continents. Others
Greenland
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Deposits of Arkose in North and South America which constitute the western continents. Arkose Deposits in Western Continents
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Deposits of Arkose in North American continent. North America
Canada, USA
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Deposits of Arkose in South American continent. South America
Brazil
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Deposits of Arkose in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Arkose Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Arkose in Australian continent. Australia
New South Wales, New Zealand

Information about Arkose

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 Arkose Uses. We have provided you with all information about Arkose rock here. Arkose is a sedimentary rock, specifically a type of sandstone containing at least 25% feldspar. Arkose is available in reddish brown colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Arkose is white. Get to know more about Arkose rock and characteristics of Arkose rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Arkose

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Arkose are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Arkose is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Arkose plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Arkose is 6-7 on Mohโ€™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 Arkose rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is Not Available. Arkose is heat resistant, impact resistant, pressure resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Homes and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: Cement manufacture, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate, Production of glass and ceramics, Raw material for the manufacture of mortar.

Know more about Arkose rock in the next section.

More About Arkose

Arkose is a type of Sedimentary Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Arkose rock is available in reddish brown colors. It is Rough and Dull in appearance. The Arkose mineral content includes Calcite, Clay, Clay Minerals, Feldspar, Micas, Quartz. Its compound content includes Aluminium Oxide, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, Potassium Oxide, MgO, Sodium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide. Letโ€™s move on to the types of Arkose. Arkose rock does not have any types. 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 Arkose belongs to Sedimentary Rocks, fossils are found in it.