Generating Graphs...
Loading...

Oolite Rock

Rocks with Medium Hardness

Slate
Add to compare
Obsidian
Add to compare
Marble
Add to compare
?
Definition of Oolite. Oolite Definition </>
?
Definition of Oolite. Definition
Oolite is a sedimentary rock formed from ooids, spherical grains which are composed of concentric layers of calcite
?
History describes the place of origin and the discoverer of Oolite. History of Oolite
?
Origin is the place where Oolite was first discovered. Origin
Unknown
?
Name of Oolite discoverer. Discoverer
Unknown
?
Study of origin of the word "Oolite". Etymology
From oo- + -lite, after German Oolit. A rock consisting of fine grains of carbonate of lime
?
Category of Rocks. Class
Sedimentary Rocks
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Sub-class of Oolite. Sub-Class
  • Durable Rock
  • Medium Hardness Rock
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Nature of rocks which is either volcanic or plutonic according to its formation process. Oolite Family
?
Group of Oolite. It is applicable only to Igneous rocks. Group
Volcanic
?
Other categories of Oolite excluding Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. Other Categories
  • Fine Grained Rock
  • Opaque Rock
?
The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Oolite. Oolite Texture </>
?
Arrangement and distribution of minerals within rock. Texture
Clastic or Non-Clastic
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
The colors in which Oolite is available. Oolite Color
Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Green, Grey, Pink, Red, Silver, White, Yellow
?
Maintenance required for Rocks. Maintenance
Less
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Ability of Rocks to withstand wear, pressure, or damage. Durability
Durable
?
The resistance offered by Oolite on exposure to Water. Water Resistant
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Resistance offered by Oolite to scratches. Scratch Resistant
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Resistance offered by Oolite to stains. Stain Resistant
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Resistance offered by Oolite to wind. Wind Resistant
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Resistance offered by Oolite while reacting with acid. Acid Resistant
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Visual Appearance of Oolite. Appearance
Rounded and Rough
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Uses of Oolite in architecture and construction industry. Oolite Uses </>
?
Architectural uses of Oolite. Architecture
?
Interior Uses of Oolite which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Flooring and Interior Decoration
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Exterior Uses of Oolite which include as Building Stone, Garden Decoration etc. Exterior Uses
As Building Stone, As Facing Stone, Garden Decoration and Paving Stone
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Other Architectural Uses of Oolite Other Architectural Uses
Not Yet Used
?
Industrial uses of Oolite. Industry
?
Uses of Oolite in construction industry. Construction Industry
Cement Manufacture, Cobblestones, Landscaping
?
Uses of Oolite in medical industry. Medical Industry
Not Yet Used
?
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
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Other uses of Oolite. Other Uses
?
Other commercial uses of Oolite. Commercial Uses
Creating Artwork, Jewelry, Used in aquariums
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Types of Oolite. Oolite Types </>
?
Types of Oolite. Types
Not Available
?
Unique features of Oolite. Features
Available in lots of colors, Generally rough to touch, Very fine grained rock
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
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 Oolite
?
Buildings, structures, or sites which are build out of various rocks that are of historical importance. Monuments
Not Yet Used
โ‡…
+
?
Famous Monuments which are built from Oolite. Famous Monuments
Not Applicable
?
Art of making statues or attractive forms by carving rocks or stones. Sculpture
Not Yet Used
โ‡…
+
?
Famous Sculptures which are carved using Oolite rock. Famous Sculptures
Not Applicable
?
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
Used
โ‡…
+
?
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
Used
โ‡…
+
?
Small statues which represent a human, deity or animal. Figurines are also referred to statuette. Figurines
Not Yet Used
?
Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Present
?
Formation of Oolite. Formation of Oolite </>
?
Process of formation of Oolite rock. Formation
Oolites form when layers of calcite are deposited around a sand grain or fossil piece and are rolled around in calm water, which makes them round.
?
Composition gives the list of constituents of Oolite. Composition
?
Mineral content of Oolite. Mineral Content
Calcite, Chert, Clay, Dolomite, Quartz, Sand, Silt
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Compound content of Oolite. Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, Ca, NaCl, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, MgO
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Change in nature, appearance or form of Oolite. Transformation
?
Change in form or nature of Oolite. Metamorphism
โ‡…
+
?
List of metamorphism processes which Oolite undergoes. Types of Metamorphism
Not Applicable
?
Change in appearance or texture of Oolite due to atmospheric exposure. Weathering
โ‡…
+
?
List of weathering processes which Oolite undergoes. Types of Weathering
  • Biological Weathering
  • Chemical Weathering
  • Mechanical Weathering
?
Process of gradual destruction of Oolite by wind, water or other agents. Erosion
โ‡…
+
?
List of erosion processes which Oolite undergoes. Types of Erosion
  • Chemical Erosion
  • Coastal Erosion
?
Thermal and physical properties of Oolite. Properties of Oolite </>
?
Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Oolite. Physical Properties of Oolite
?
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
?
Size of individual mineral crystals in Oolite. Grain Size
Fine Grained
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Cracking or breaking of Oolite. Fracture
?
Conchoidal fracture is a curved breakage which resembles to the concentric ripples of a mussel shell.Conchoidal
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Color of Oolite when powdered. Streak
White
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Porosity of Oolite is the quality of being porous, or full of tiny holes. Porosity
Less Porous
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Interaction of light with the surface of Oolite. Luster
Pearly to Shiny
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Forms due to deformation and metamorphism in Oolite. Cleavage
Non-Existent
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Ability to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing. Toughness
1
?
Ratio of density of Oolite to the density of reference rock. Specific Gravity
Not Available
?
Degree to which light can pass through a rock. Transparency
?
A rock is said to be opaque if it blocks all the rays of light to pass through it.Opaque
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Degree of compactness of a rock. Density
Not Available
?
Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Oolite
?
Resistance offered by Oolite against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Wear Resistant
โ‡…
+
๐Ÿ“Š
+
?
Reserves of Oolite. Oolite Reserves </>
?
Deposits of Oolite in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Oolite Deposits in Eastern Continents
?
Deposits of Oolite in Asian continent. Asia
Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
?
Deposits of Oolite in African continent. Africa
Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe
?
Deposits of Oolite in European continent. Europe
United Kingdom
?
List of countries where Oolite deposits are found excluding the 6 continents. Others
Not Yet Found
?
Deposits of Oolite in North and South America which constitute the western continents. Oolite Deposits in Western Continents
?
Deposits of Oolite in North American continent. North America
USA
?
Deposits of Oolite in South American continent. South America
Colombia
?
Deposits of Oolite in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Oolite Deposits in Oceania Continent
?
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 Mohโ€™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. Letโ€™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.