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Norite Rock

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Definition of Norite. Norite Definition </>
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Definition of Norite. Definition
Norite is a mafic intrusive igneous rock composed largely of the calcium-rich plagioclase labradorite, orthopyroxene, and olivine
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History describes the place of origin and the discoverer of Norite. History of Norite
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Origin is the place where Norite was first discovered. Origin
Norway
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Name of Norite discoverer. Discoverer
Unknown
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Study of origin of the word "Norite". Etymology
From the Norwegian name for Norway, Norge
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Category of Rocks. Class
Igneous Rocks
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Sub-class of Norite. Sub-Class
  • Durable Rock
  • Hard Rock
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Nature of rocks which is either volcanic or plutonic according to its formation process. Norite Family
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Group of Norite. It is applicable only to Igneous rocks. Group
Plutonic
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Other categories of Norite excluding Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. Other Categories
  • Coarse Grained Rock
  • Opaque Rock
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Norite. Norite 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 Norite is available. Norite Color
Dark Grey to Black
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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 Norite on exposure to Water. Water Resistant
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Resistance offered by Norite to scratches. Scratch Resistant
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Resistance offered by Norite to stains. Stain Resistant
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Resistance offered by Norite to wind. Wind Resistant
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Resistance offered by Norite while reacting with acid. Acid Resistant
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Visual Appearance of Norite. Appearance
Veined and Shiny
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Uses of Norite in architecture and construction industry. Norite Uses </>
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Architectural uses of Norite. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Norite which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Entryways and Interior Decoration
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Exterior Uses of Norite which include as Building Stone, Garden Decoration etc. Exterior Uses
As Building Stone, As Facing Stone, Garden Decoration and Paving Stone
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Other Architectural Uses of Norite Other Architectural Uses
Curbing
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Industrial uses of Norite. Industry
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Uses of Norite in construction industry. Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Building houses or walls, Cement Manufacture, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate
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Uses of Norite 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 and Sculpture
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Other uses of Norite. Other Uses
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Other commercial uses of Norite. Commercial Uses
Cemetery Markers, Commemorative Tablets, Laboratory bench tops, Jewelry, Sea Defence, Tombstones
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Types of Norite. Norite Types </>
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Types of Norite. Types
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Unique features of Norite. Features
Smooth to touch
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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 Norite
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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 Norite. 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 Norite 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 Norite. Formation of Norite </>
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Process of formation of Norite rock. Formation
Norite is a fine-grained, hard rock which is a type of metasomatite, essentially altered basalt. It forms with or without crystallization, either below the surface as intrusive rocks or on the surface as extrusive rocks.
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Norite. Composition
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Mineral content of Norite. Mineral Content
Augite, Olivine, Plagioclase, Pyroxene
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Compound content of Norite. Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, CaO, Chromium(III) Oxide, Iron(III) Oxide, Potassium Oxide, MgO, Sodium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide, Sulfur Trioxide
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Change in nature, appearance or form of Norite. Transformation
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Change in form or nature of Norite. Metamorphism
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List of metamorphism processes which Norite undergoes. Types of Metamorphism
  • Cataclastic Metamorphism
  • Impact Metamorphism
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Change in appearance or texture of Norite due to atmospheric exposure. Weathering
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List of weathering processes which Norite undergoes. Types of Weathering
Biological Weathering
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Process of gradual destruction of Norite by wind, water or other agents. Erosion
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List of erosion processes which Norite undergoes. Types of Erosion
  • Chemical Erosion
  • Coastal Erosion
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Thermal and physical properties of Norite. Properties of Norite </>
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Norite. Physical Properties of Norite
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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
7
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Size of individual mineral crystals in Norite. Grain Size
Coarse Grained
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Cracking or breaking of Norite. 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 Norite when powdered. Streak
Black
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Porosity of Norite is the quality of being porous, or full of tiny holes. Porosity
Highly Porous
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Interaction of light with the surface of Norite. Luster
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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 Norite. Cleavage
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Ability to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing. Toughness
1.6
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Ratio of density of Norite 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
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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
2.7-3.3 g/cm3
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Norite
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Resistance offered by Norite against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Impact Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
  • Wear Resistant
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Reserves of Norite. Norite Reserves </>
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Deposits of Norite in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Norite Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Norite in Asian continent. Asia
India, Russia
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Deposits of Norite in African continent. Africa
South Africa
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Deposits of Norite in European continent. Europe
Germany, Greece, Italy, Scotland, Turkey
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List of countries where Norite deposits are found excluding the 6 continents. Others
Greenland
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Deposits of Norite in North and South America which constitute the western continents. Norite Deposits in Western Continents
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Deposits of Norite in North American continent. North America
Canada, USA
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Deposits of Norite in South American continent. South America
Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela
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Deposits of Norite in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Norite Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Norite in Australian continent. Australia
New Zealand, Queensland

Information about Norite

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 Norite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Norite rock here. Norite is a mafic intrusive igneous rock composed largely of the calcium-rich plagioclase labradorite, orthopyroxene, and olivine. Norite is available in dark grey to black colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Norite is black. Get to know more about Norite rock and characteristics of Norite rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Norite

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

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Entryways and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: As dimension stone, Building houses or walls, Cement manufacture, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate.

Know more about Norite rock in the next section.

More About Norite

Norite is a type of Igneous Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Norite rock is available in dark grey to black colors. It is Veined and Shiny in appearance. The Norite mineral content includes Augite, Olivine, Plagioclase, Pyroxene. Its compound content includes Aluminium Oxide, CaO, Chromium(III) Oxide, Iron(III) Oxide, Potassium Oxide, MgO, Sodium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide, Sulfur Trioxide. Let’s move on to the types of Norite. Norite 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 Norite belongs to Igneous Rocks, fossils are not found in it.