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Diorite Rock

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Definition of Diorite. Diorite Definition </>
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Definition of Diorite. Definition
Diorite is a grey to dark-grey intermediate intrusive igneous rock composed principally of plagioclase feldspar,biotite, hornblende, and pyroxene
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History describes the place of origin and the discoverer of Diorite. History of Diorite
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Origin is the place where Diorite was first discovered. Origin
Unknown
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Name of Diorite discoverer. Discoverer
Unknown
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Study of origin of the word "Diorite". Etymology
From early 19th century coined in French, formed irregularly from Greek diorizein distinguish
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Category of Rocks. Class
Igneous Rocks
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Sub-class of Diorite. Sub-Class
  • Durable Rock
  • Hard Rock
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Nature of rocks which is either volcanic or plutonic according to its formation process. Diorite Family
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Group of Diorite. It is applicable only to Igneous rocks. Group
Plutonic
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Other categories of Diorite excluding Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. Other Categories
  • Coarse Grained Rock
  • Medium Grained Rock
  • Opaque Rock
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Diorite. Diorite Texture </>
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Arrangement and distribution of minerals within rock. Texture
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Phaneritic texture refers to the size of matrix grains in the rock is large enough to be distinguished with the unaided eye.Phaneritic
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The colors in which Diorite is available. Diorite Color
Black, Brown, Light to Dark Grey, White
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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 Diorite on exposure to Water. Water Resistant
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Resistance offered by Diorite to scratches. Scratch Resistant
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Resistance offered by Diorite to stains. Stain Resistant
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Resistance offered by Diorite to wind. Wind Resistant
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Resistance offered by Diorite while reacting with acid. Acid Resistant
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Visual Appearance of Diorite. Appearance
Shiny
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Uses of Diorite in architecture and construction industry. Diorite Uses </>
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Architectural uses of Diorite. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Diorite which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates and Interior Decoration
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Exterior Uses of Diorite which include as Building Stone, Garden Decoration etc. Exterior Uses
As Building Stone, As Facing Stone and Garden Decoration
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Other Architectural Uses of Diorite Other Architectural Uses
Curbing
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Industrial uses of Diorite. Industry
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Uses of Diorite in construction industry. Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Cement Manufacture, Cobblestones, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate
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Uses of Diorite 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, Monuments, Sculpture and Small Figurines
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Other uses of Diorite. Other Uses
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Other commercial uses of Diorite. Commercial Uses
Creating Artwork, Curling
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Types of Diorite. Diorite Types </>
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Types of Diorite. Types
Not Available
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Unique features of Diorite. Features
Typically speckled black and white.
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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 Diorite
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Buildings, structures, or sites which are build out of various rocks that are of historical importance. Monuments
Used
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Famous Monuments which are built from Diorite. Famous Monuments
Data Not Available
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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 Diorite rock. Famous Sculptures
Data Not Available
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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
Not Used
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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
Absent
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Formation of Diorite. Formation of Diorite </>
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Process of formation of Diorite rock. Formation
Diorite is a coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock which contains large interlocking and randomly oriented crystals and forms when molten lava does not reach the Earth’s surface and cools down in the Earth’s crust.
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Diorite. Composition
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Mineral content of Diorite. Mineral Content
Albite, Amphibole, Apatite, Biotite, Feldspar, Hornblade, Ilmenite, Magnetite, Muscovite or Illite, Olivine, Plagioclase, Pyroxene, Quartz, Sulfides, Titanite, Zircon
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Compound content of Diorite. Compound Content
Silicon Dioxide
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Change in nature, appearance or form of Diorite. Transformation
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Change in form or nature of Diorite. Metamorphism
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List of metamorphism processes which Diorite undergoes. Types of Metamorphism
  • Cataclastic Metamorphism
  • Contact Metamorphism
  • Regional Metamorphism
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Change in appearance or texture of Diorite due to atmospheric exposure. Weathering
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List of weathering processes which Diorite undergoes. Types of Weathering
  • Biological Weathering
  • Chemical Weathering
  • Mechanical Weathering
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Process of gradual destruction of Diorite by wind, water or other agents. Erosion
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List of erosion processes which Diorite undergoes. Types of Erosion
  • Chemical Erosion
  • Coastal Erosion
  • Water Erosion
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Thermal and physical properties of Diorite. Properties of Diorite </>
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Diorite. Physical Properties of Diorite
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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 Diorite. Grain Size
Medium to Coarse Grained
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Cracking or breaking of Diorite. Fracture
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Color of Diorite when powdered. Streak
Bluish Black
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Porosity of Diorite is the quality of being porous, or full of tiny holes. Porosity
Very Less Porous
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Interaction of light with the surface of Diorite. Luster
Shiny
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Resistance applied by Rocks to break under compression. Compressive Strength
225.00 N/mm2
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Forms due to deformation and metamorphism in Diorite. Cleavage
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Ability to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing. Toughness
2.1
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Ratio of density of Diorite to the density of reference rock. Specific Gravity
2.8-3
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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
2.8-3 g/cm3
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Diorite
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Resistance offered by Diorite against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
  • Wear Resistant
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Reserves of Diorite. Diorite Reserves </>
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Deposits of Diorite in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Diorite Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Diorite in Asian continent. Asia
Not Yet Found
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Deposits of Diorite in African continent. Africa
Egypt
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Deposits of Diorite in European continent. Europe
Finland, Germany, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
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List of countries where Diorite deposits are found excluding the 6 continents. Others
Not Yet Found
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Deposits of Diorite in North and South America which constitute the western continents. Diorite Deposits in Western Continents
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Deposits of Diorite in North American continent. North America
USA
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Deposits of Diorite in South American continent. South America
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
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Deposits of Diorite in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Diorite Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Diorite in Australian continent. Australia
New Zealand, Western Australia

Information about Diorite

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 Diorite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Diorite rock here. Diorite is a grey to dark-grey intermediate intrusive igneous rock composed principally of plagioclase feldspar,biotite, hornblende, and pyroxene. Diorite is available in black, brown, light to dark grey, white colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Diorite is bluish black. Get to know more about Diorite rock and characteristics of Diorite rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Diorite

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

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: As dimension stone, Cement manufacture, Cobblestones, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate.

Know more about Diorite rock in the next section.

More About Diorite

Diorite is a type of Igneous Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Diorite rock is available in black, brown, light to dark grey, white colors. It is Shiny in appearance. The Diorite mineral content includes Albite, Amphibole, Apatite, Biotite, Feldspar, Hornblade, Ilmenite, Magnetite, Muscovite or Illite, Olivine, Plagioclase, Pyroxene, Quartz, Sulfides, Titanite, Zircon. Its compound content includes Silicon Dioxide. Let’s move on to the types of Diorite. Diorite 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 Diorite belongs to Igneous Rocks, fossils are not found in it.