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Minette Rock

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Definition of Minette. Minette Definition </>
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Definition of Minette. Definition
Minette is a variety of Lamprophyre and is porphyritic alkaline igneous rock which is mainly dominated by biotite and potassic feldspar
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History describes the place of origin and the discoverer of Minette. History of Minette
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Origin is the place where Minette was first discovered. Origin
Unknown
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Name of Minette discoverer. Discoverer
Unknown
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Study of origin of the word "Minette". Etymology
From French mine ore, mine + ette
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Category of Rocks. Class
Igneous Rocks
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Sub-class of Minette. Sub-Class
  • Durable Rock
  • Medium Hardness Rock
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Nature of rocks which is either volcanic or plutonic according to its formation process. Minette Family
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Group of Minette. It is applicable only to Igneous rocks. Group
Plutonic
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Other categories of Minette excluding Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. Other Categories
  • Coarse Grained Rock
  • Fine Grained Rock
  • Opaque Rock
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Minette. Minette Texture </>
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Arrangement and distribution of minerals within rock. Texture
Porphyritic
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The colors in which Minette is available. Minette Color
Black, Bluish - Grey, Brown, Dark Greenish - Grey, Green, Grey
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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 Minette on exposure to Water. Water Resistant
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Resistance offered by Minette to scratches. Scratch Resistant
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Resistance offered by Minette to stains. Stain Resistant
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Resistance offered by Minette to wind. Wind Resistant
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Resistance offered by Minette while reacting with acid. Acid Resistant
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Visual Appearance of Minette. Appearance
Dull, Banded and Foilated
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Uses of Minette in architecture and construction industry. Minette Uses </>
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Architectural uses of Minette. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Minette which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Countertops, Decorative Aggregates and Interior Decoration
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Exterior Uses of Minette 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 Minette Other Architectural Uses
Curbing
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Industrial uses of Minette. Industry
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Uses of Minette in construction industry. Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Cement Manufacture, for Road Aggregate, Making natural cement, Manufacture of Magnesium and Dolomite Refractories
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Uses of Minette in medical industry. Medical Industry
Taken as a Supplement for Calcium or Magnesium
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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 Minette. Other Uses
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Other commercial uses of Minette. Commercial Uses
An Oil and Gas Reservoir, As a Feed Additive for Livestock, Gemstone, Metallurgical Flux, Production of Lime, Soil Conditioner, Source of Magnesia (MgO)
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Types of Minette. Minette Types </>
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Types of Minette. Types
Minette, Alnoite, Camptonite, Monchiquite, Fourchite, Vogesite, Appinite and Spessartite
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Unique features of Minette. Features
Always found as volcanic pipes over deep continental crust, Host rock for Diamond, Is one of the oldest rock, Surfaces are often shiny
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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 Minette
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Buildings, structures, or sites which are build out of various rocks that are of historical importance. Monuments
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Famous Monuments which are built from Minette. 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 Minette 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
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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
Absent
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Formation of Minette. Formation of Minette </>
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Process of formation of Minette rock. Formation
Minette formation takes place deep beneath the Earth’s surface at around 150 to 450 kms, and are erupted rapidly and violently.
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Minette. Composition
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Mineral content of Minette. Mineral Content
Amphibole, Carbonate, Garnet, Micas, Olivine, Phlogopite, Pyroxene
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Compound content of Minette. Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, NaCl, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, Potassium Oxide, MgO, MnO, Sodium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide
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Change in nature, appearance or form of Minette. Transformation
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Change in form or nature of Minette. Metamorphism
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List of metamorphism processes which Minette undergoes. Types of Metamorphism
  • Burial Metamorphism
  • Cataclastic Metamorphism
  • Contact Metamorphism
  • Hydrothermal Metamorphism
  • Impact Metamorphism
  • Regional Metamorphism
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Change in appearance or texture of Minette due to atmospheric exposure. Weathering
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List of weathering processes which Minette undergoes. Types of Weathering
  • Biological Weathering
  • Chemical Weathering
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Process of gradual destruction of Minette by wind, water or other agents. Erosion
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List of erosion processes which Minette undergoes. Types of Erosion
  • Chemical Erosion
  • Coastal Erosion
  • Sea Erosion
  • Wind Erosion
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Thermal and physical properties of Minette. Properties of Minette </>
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Minette. Physical Properties of Minette
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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
5-6
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Size of individual mineral crystals in Minette. Grain Size
Fine to Coarse Grained
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Cracking or breaking of Minette. 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 Minette when powdered. Streak
White
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Porosity of Minette 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 Minette. Luster
Subvitreous to Dull
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Forms due to deformation and metamorphism in Minette. Cleavage
Conchoidal
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Ability to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing. Toughness
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Ratio of density of Minette to the density of reference rock. Specific Gravity
2.86-2.87
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Degree to which light can pass through a rock. Transparency
Translucent to Opaque
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Degree of compactness of a rock. Density
2.95-2.96 g/cm3
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Minette
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Resistance offered by Minette against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Impact Resistant
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Reserves of Minette. Minette Reserves </>
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Deposits of Minette in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Minette Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Minette in Asian continent. Asia
Russia
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Deposits of Minette in African continent. Africa
Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, South Africa
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Deposits of Minette in European continent. Europe
England, Hungary, Iceland, United Kingdom
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List of countries where Minette deposits are found excluding the 6 continents. Others
Antarctica, Greenland
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Deposits of Minette in North and South America which constitute the western continents. Minette Deposits in Western Continents
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Deposits of Minette in North American continent. North America
Canada, Mexico, USA
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Deposits of Minette in South American continent. South America
Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador
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Deposits of Minette in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Minette Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Minette in Australian continent. Australia
New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

Information about Minette

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 Minette Uses. We have provided you with all information about Minette rock here. Minette is a variety of Lamprophyre and is porphyritic alkaline igneous rock which is mainly dominated by biotite and potassic feldspar. Minette is available in black, bluish - grey, brown, dark greenish - grey, green, grey colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Minette is white. Get to know more about Minette rock and characteristics of Minette rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Minette

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Minette are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Minette is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Minette plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Minette is 5-6 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 Minette rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is Not Available. Minette is heat resistant, impact resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Countertops, Decorative aggregates and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: As dimension stone, Cement manufacture, For road aggregate, Making natural cement, Manufacture of magnesium and dolomite refractories.

Know more about Minette rock in the next section.

More About Minette

Minette is a type of Igneous Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Minette rock is available in black, bluish - grey, brown, dark greenish - grey, green, grey colors. It is Dull, Banded and Foilated in appearance. The Minette mineral content includes Amphibole, Carbonate, Garnet, Micas, Olivine, Phlogopite, Pyroxene. Its compound content includes Aluminium Oxide, NaCl, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, Potassium Oxide, MgO, MnO, Sodium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide. Let’s move on to the types of Minette. The types of Minette include Minette, Alnoite, Camptonite, Monchiquite, Fourchite, Vogesite, Appinite and Spessartite. 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 Minette belongs to Igneous Rocks, fossils are not found in it.