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Peridotite Rock

Rocks with Medium Hardness

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Definition of Peridotite. Peridotite Definition </> More »
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Definition of Peridotite. Definition
Peridotite is a dense, coarse-grained plutonic is the main constituent of the earth's mantle
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Peridotite. Peridotite Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Peridotite is available. Peridotite Color
Dark Greenish - Grey
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Visual Appearance of Peridotite. Appearance
Rough and Shiny
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Uses of Peridotite in architecture and construction industry. Peridotite Uses </> More »
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Architectural uses of Peridotite. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Peridotite which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates and Interior Decoration
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Industrial uses of Peridotite. Industry
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Uses of Peridotite in construction industry. Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Cobblestones
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Types of Peridotite. Peridotite Types </> More »
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Types of Peridotite. Types
Dunite, Wehrlite, Harzburgite, Lherzolite and Pyrolite
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Absent
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Formation of Peridotite. Formation of Peridotite </> More »
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Peridotite. Composition
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Mineral content of Peridotite. Mineral Content
Amphibole, Chromite, Garnet, Magnesium, Olivine, Phlogopite, Plagioclase, Pyroxene
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Compound content of Peridotite. Compound Content
Ca, Fe, Mg, Potassium, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium, Titanium Dioxide
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Thermal and physical properties of Peridotite. Properties of Peridotite </> More »
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Peridotite. Physical Properties of Peridotite
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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
5.5-6
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Cracking or breaking of Peridotite. Fracture
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Fracture surface of the rock is rough and irregular.Irregular
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Color of Peridotite when powdered. Streak
White
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Peridotite
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
1.26 kJ/Kg K
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Resistance offered by Peridotite against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
  • Wear Resistant
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Reserves of Peridotite. Peridotite Reserves </> More »
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Deposits of Peridotite in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Peridotite Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Peridotite in Asian continent. Asia
China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey
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Deposits of Peridotite in African continent. Africa
Morocco, South Africa
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Deposits of Peridotite in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Peridotite Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Peridotite in Australian continent. Australia
New Zealand, Western Australia

Information about Peridotite

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 Peridotite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Peridotite rock here. Peridotite is a dense, coarse-grained plutonic is the main constituent of the earth's mantle. Peridotite 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 Peridotite is white. Get to know more about Peridotite rock and characteristics of Peridotite rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Peridotite

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Peridotite are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Peridotite is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Peridotite plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Peridotite is 5.5-6 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 Peridotite rock is irregular. Its specific heat capacity is 1.26 kJ/Kg K. Peridotite is heat resistant, pressure resistant, wear resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: As dimension stone, Cobblestones.

Know more about Peridotite rock in the next section.

More About Peridotite

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