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Diorite Rock

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Definition of Diorite. Diorite Definition </> More »
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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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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Diorite. Diorite Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Diorite is available. Diorite Color
Black, Brown, Light to Dark Grey, White
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Visual Appearance of Diorite. Appearance
Shiny
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Uses of Diorite in architecture and construction industry. Diorite Uses </> More »
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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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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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Types of Diorite. Diorite Types </> More »
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Types of Diorite. Types
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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 </> More »
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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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Thermal and physical properties of Diorite. Properties of Diorite </> More »
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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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Cracking or breaking of Diorite. Fracture
Not Available
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Color of Diorite when powdered. Streak
Bluish Black
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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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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
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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 </> More »
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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 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.