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Conglomerate Rock

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Definition of Conglomerate. Conglomerate Definition </> More »
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Definition of Conglomerate. Definition
Conglomerate is a sedimentary rock which forms from rounded gravel and boulder sized clasts which are cemented together in a matrix
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Conglomerate. Conglomerate Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Conglomerate is available. Conglomerate Color
Beige, Black, Brown, Buff, Light to Dark Grey, Orange, Rust, White, Yellow
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Visual Appearance of Conglomerate. Appearance
Shiny and Rounded
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Uses of Conglomerate in architecture and construction industry. Conglomerate Uses </> More »
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Architectural uses of Conglomerate. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Conglomerate which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Floor Tiles and Homes
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Industrial uses of Conglomerate. Industry
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Uses of Conglomerate in construction industry. Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Cement Manufacture, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate, Roadstone
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Types of Conglomerate. Conglomerate Types </> More »
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Types of Conglomerate. Types
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Present
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Formation of Conglomerate. Formation of Conglomerate </> More »
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Conglomerate. Composition
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Mineral content of Conglomerate. Mineral Content
Clay, Sand, Silica, Silt
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Compound content of Conglomerate. Compound Content
NaCl, CaO
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Thermal and physical properties of Conglomerate. Properties of Conglomerate </> More »
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Conglomerate. Physical Properties of Conglomerate
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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
2-3
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Cracking or breaking of Conglomerate. Fracture
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Uneven fracture is a rough surface or one with random irregularities.Uneven
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Color of Conglomerate when powdered. Streak
White
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Conglomerate
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
0.92 kJ/Kg K
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Resistance offered by Conglomerate against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
Heat Resistant
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Reserves of Conglomerate. Conglomerate Reserves </> More »
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Deposits of Conglomerate in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Conglomerate Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Conglomerate in Asian continent. Asia
China, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Uzbekistan
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Deposits of Conglomerate in African continent. Africa
Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa
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Deposits of Conglomerate in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Conglomerate Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Conglomerate in Australian continent. Australia
New South Wales, New Zealand

Information about Conglomerate

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 Conglomerate Uses. We have provided you with all information about Conglomerate rock here. Conglomerate is a sedimentary rock which forms from rounded gravel and boulder sized clasts which are cemented together in a matrix. Conglomerate is available in beige, black, brown, buff, light to dark grey, orange, rust, white, yellow colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Conglomerate is white. Get to know more about Conglomerate rock and characteristics of Conglomerate rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Conglomerate

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Conglomerate are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Conglomerate is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Conglomerate plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Conglomerate is 2-3 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 Conglomerate rock is uneven. Its specific heat capacity is 0.92 kJ/Kg K. Conglomerate is heat resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Floor tiles and Homes.
  • Construction Industry: As dimension stone, Cement manufacture, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate, Roadstone.

Know more about Conglomerate rock in the next section.

More About Conglomerate

Conglomerate is a type of Sedimentary Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Conglomerate rock is available in beige, black, brown, buff, light to dark grey, orange, rust, white, yellow colors. It is Shiny and Rounded in appearance. The Conglomerate mineral content includes Clay, Sand, Silica, Silt. Its compound content includes NaCl, CaO. Let’s move on to the types of Conglomerate. Conglomerate 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 Conglomerate belongs to Sedimentary Rocks, fossils are found in it.