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Oolite Rock

Rocks with Medium Hardness

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Definition of Oolite. Oolite Definition </> More »
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Definition of Oolite. Definition
Oolite is a sedimentary rock formed from ooids, spherical grains which are composed of concentric layers of calcite
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Oolite. Oolite Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Oolite is available. Oolite Color
Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Green, Grey, Pink, Red, Silver, White, Yellow
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Visual Appearance of Oolite. Appearance
Rounded and Rough
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Uses of Oolite in architecture and construction industry. Oolite Uses </> More »
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Architectural uses of Oolite. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Oolite which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Flooring and Interior Decoration
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Industrial uses of Oolite. Industry
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Uses of Oolite in construction industry. Construction Industry
Cement Manufacture, Cobblestones, Landscaping
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Types of Oolite. Oolite Types </> More »
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Types of Oolite. Types
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Present
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Formation of Oolite. Formation of Oolite </> More »
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Oolite. Composition
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Mineral content of Oolite. Mineral Content
Calcite, Chert, Clay, Dolomite, Quartz, Sand, Silt
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Compound content of Oolite. Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, Ca, NaCl, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, MgO
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Thermal and physical properties of Oolite. Properties of Oolite </> More »
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Oolite. Physical Properties of Oolite
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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
3-4
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Cracking or breaking of Oolite. 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 Oolite when powdered. Streak
White
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Oolite
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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 Oolite against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Wear Resistant
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Reserves of Oolite. Oolite Reserves </> More »
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Deposits of Oolite in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Oolite Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Oolite in Asian continent. Asia
Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
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Deposits of Oolite in African continent. Africa
Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Deposits of Oolite in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Oolite Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Oolite in Australian continent. Australia
Adelaide, New Zealand, Queensland, Tonga, Victoria, Yorke Peninsula

Information about Oolite

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 Oolite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Oolite rock here. Oolite is a sedimentary rock formed from ooids, spherical grains which are composed of concentric layers of calcite. Oolite is available in black, blue, brown, cream, green, grey, pink, red, silver, white, yellow colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Oolite is white. Get to know more about Oolite rock and characteristics of Oolite rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Oolite

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Oolite are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Oolite is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Oolite plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Oolite is 3-4 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 Oolite rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is Not Available. Oolite is heat resistant, wear resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Flooring and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: Cement manufacture, Cobblestones, Landscaping.

Know more about Oolite rock in the next section.

More About Oolite

Oolite is a type of Sedimentary Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Oolite rock is available in black, blue, brown, cream, green, grey, pink, red, silver, white, yellow colors. It is Rounded and Rough in appearance. The Oolite mineral content includes Calcite, Chert, Clay, Dolomite, Quartz, Sand, Silt. Its compound content includes Aluminium Oxide, Ca, NaCl, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, MgO. Let’s move on to the types of Oolite. Oolite 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 Oolite belongs to Sedimentary Rocks, fossils are found in it.