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Dunite Rock

Rocks with Medium Hardness

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Definition of Dunite. Dunite Definition </> More »
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Definition of Dunite. Definition
Dunite is a green to brownish coarse-grained igneous rock mainly consisting of olivine
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Dunite. Dunite Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Dunite is available. Dunite Color
Dark Greenish - Grey
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Visual Appearance of Dunite. Appearance
Rough and Shiny
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Uses of Dunite in architecture and construction industry. Dunite Uses </> More »
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Architectural uses of Dunite. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Dunite which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates and Interior Decoration
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Industrial uses of Dunite. Industry
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Uses of Dunite in construction industry. Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Cement Manufacture, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate, Making natural cement, Raw material for the manufacture of mortar
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Types of Dunite. Dunite Types </> More »
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Types of Dunite. Types
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Absent
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Formation of Dunite. Formation of Dunite </> More »
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Dunite. Composition
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Mineral content of Dunite. Mineral Content
Amphibole, Chromite, Garnet, Magnesium, Olivine, Phlogopite, Plagioclase, Pyroxene
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Compound content of Dunite. Compound Content
Ca, CaO, Fe, Potassium, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium, Titanium Dioxide
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Thermal and physical properties of Dunite. Properties of Dunite </> More »
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Dunite. Physical Properties of Dunite
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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
3.5-4
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Cracking or breaking of Dunite. Fracture
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Fracture surface of the rock is rough and irregular.Irregular
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Color of Dunite when powdered. Streak
White
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Dunite
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
1.25 kJ/Kg K
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Resistance offered by Dunite against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
  • Wear Resistant
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Reserves of Dunite. Dunite Reserves </> More »
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Deposits of Dunite in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Dunite Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Dunite in Asian continent. Asia
China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey
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Deposits of Dunite in African continent. Africa
Morocco, South Africa
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Deposits of Dunite in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Dunite Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Dunite in Australian continent. Australia
New Zealand, Western Australia

Information about Dunite

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 Dunite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Dunite rock here. Dunite is a green to brownish coarse-grained igneous rock mainly consisting of olivine. Dunite is available in dark greenish - grey colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Dunite is white. Get to know more about Dunite rock and characteristics of Dunite rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Dunite

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Dunite are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Dunite is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Dunite plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Dunite is 3.5-4 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 Dunite rock is irregular. Its specific heat capacity is 1.25 kJ/Kg K. Dunite 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, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate, Making natural cement, Raw material for the manufacture of mortar.

Know more about Dunite rock in the next section.

More About Dunite

Dunite is a type of Igneous Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Dunite rock is available in dark greenish - grey colors. It is Rough and Shiny in appearance. The Dunite mineral content includes Amphibole, Chromite, Garnet, Magnesium, Olivine, Phlogopite, Plagioclase, Pyroxene. Its compound content includes Ca, CaO, Fe, Potassium, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium, Titanium Dioxide. Let’s move on to the types of Dunite. Dunite 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 Dunite belongs to Igneous Rocks, fossils are not found in it.