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Pseudotachylite Rock

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Definition of Pseudotachylite. Pseudotachylite Definition </>
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Definition of Pseudotachylite. Definition
Very fine grained fault rock which is composed of glassy matrix that often contains inclusions of wall-rock fragments.
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History describes the place of origin and the discoverer of Pseudotachylite. History of Pseudotachylite
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Origin is the place where Pseudotachylite was first discovered. Origin
USA
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Name of Pseudotachylite discoverer. Discoverer
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Study of origin of the word "Pseudotachylite". Etymology
From pseudo- +โ€Ž tachylite, a glassy rock generated by frictional heat within faults.
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Category of Rocks. Class
Metamorphic Rocks
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Sub-class of Pseudotachylite. Sub-Class
  • Durable Rock
  • Hard Rock
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Nature of rocks which is either volcanic or plutonic according to its formation process. Pseudotachylite Family
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Group of Pseudotachylite. It is applicable only to Igneous rocks. Group
Not Applicable
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Other categories of Pseudotachylite excluding Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. Other Categories
  • Fine Grained Rock
  • Opaque Rock
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Pseudotachylite. Pseudotachylite Texture </>
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Arrangement and distribution of minerals within rock. Texture
Quench
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The colors in which Pseudotachylite is available. Pseudotachylite Color
Black, Brown, Colourless, Green, Grey, Pink, White
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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 Pseudotachylite on exposure to Water. Water Resistant
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Resistance offered by Pseudotachylite to scratches. Scratch Resistant
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Resistance offered by Pseudotachylite to stains. Stain Resistant
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Resistance offered by Pseudotachylite to wind. Wind Resistant
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Resistance offered by Pseudotachylite while reacting with acid. Acid Resistant
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Visual Appearance of Pseudotachylite. Appearance
Dull and Soft
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Uses of Pseudotachylite in architecture and construction industry. Pseudotachylite Uses </>
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Architectural uses of Pseudotachylite. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Pseudotachylite which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Entryways and Interior Decoration
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Exterior Uses of Pseudotachylite 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 Pseudotachylite Other Architectural Uses
Curbing
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Industrial uses of Pseudotachylite. Industry
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Uses of Pseudotachylite in construction industry. Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Cement Manufacture, for Road Aggregate, Making natural cement
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Uses of Pseudotachylite 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 and Monuments
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Other uses of Pseudotachylite. Other Uses
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Other commercial uses of Pseudotachylite. Commercial Uses
Creating Artwork, Gemstone
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Types of Pseudotachylite. Pseudotachylite Types </>
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Types of Pseudotachylite. Types
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Unique features of Pseudotachylite. Features
Host Rock forย Lead
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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 Pseudotachylite
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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 Pseudotachylite. Famous Monuments
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Art of making statues or attractive forms by carving rocks or stones. Sculpture
Not Yet Used
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Famous Sculptures which are carved using Pseudotachylite 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
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Absent
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Formation of Pseudotachylite. Formation of Pseudotachylite </>
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Process of formation of Pseudotachylite rock. Formation
Due to change in environmental conditions, rocks are heated and pressurized deep inside the Earth's surface. Pseudotachylite is formed from the extreme heat caused by magma or by the intense collisions and friction of tectonic plates.
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Pseudotachylite. Composition
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Mineral content of Pseudotachylite. Mineral Content
Iron Oxides, Pyroxene, Quartz, Stishovite, Sulfides
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Compound content of Pseudotachylite. Compound Content
Carbon Dioxide, Silicon Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide, Sulphur
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Change in nature, appearance or form of Pseudotachylite. Transformation
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Change in form or nature of Pseudotachylite. Metamorphism
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List of metamorphism processes which Pseudotachylite undergoes. Types of Metamorphism
  • Burial Metamorphism
  • Cataclastic Metamorphism
  • Contact Metamorphism
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Change in appearance or texture of Pseudotachylite due to atmospheric exposure. Weathering
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List of weathering processes which Pseudotachylite undergoes. Types of Weathering
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Process of gradual destruction of Pseudotachylite by wind, water or other agents. Erosion
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List of erosion processes which Pseudotachylite undergoes. Types of Erosion
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Thermal and physical properties of Pseudotachylite. Properties of Pseudotachylite </>
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Pseudotachylite. Physical Properties of Pseudotachylite
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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 Pseudotachylite. Grain Size
Very fine-grained
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Cracking or breaking of Pseudotachylite. Fracture
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Uneven fracture is a rough surface or one with random irregularities.Uneven
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Color of Pseudotachylite when powdered. Streak
Light to dark brown
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Porosity of Pseudotachylite is the quality of being porous, or full of tiny holes. Porosity
Less Porous
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Interaction of light with the surface of Pseudotachylite. Luster
Vitreous
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Resistance applied by Rocks to break under compression. Compressive Strength
60.00 N/mm2
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Forms due to deformation and metamorphism in Pseudotachylite. Cleavage
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The rock after deformation, produces planes that are not perfect.Irregular
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Ability to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing. Toughness
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Ratio of density of Pseudotachylite to the density of reference rock. Specific Gravity
2.46-2.86
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Degree to which light can pass through a rock. Transparency
Transparent to Translucent
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Degree of compactness of a rock. Density
2.7-2.9 g/cm3
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Pseudotachylite
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
0.92 kJ/Kg K
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Resistance offered by Pseudotachylite against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
Heat Resistant
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Reserves of Pseudotachylite. Pseudotachylite Reserves </>
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Deposits of Pseudotachylite in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Pseudotachylite Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Pseudotachylite in Asian continent. Asia
South Korea
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Deposits of Pseudotachylite in African continent. Africa
Western Africa
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Deposits of Pseudotachylite in European continent. Europe
Great Britain, Switzerland
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List of countries where Pseudotachylite deposits are found excluding the 6 continents. Others
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Deposits of Pseudotachylite in North and South America which constitute the western continents. Pseudotachylite Deposits in Western Continents
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Deposits of Pseudotachylite in North American continent. North America
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Deposits of Pseudotachylite in South American continent. South America
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Deposits of Pseudotachylite in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Pseudotachylite Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Pseudotachylite in Australian continent. Australia
Central Australia, Western Australia

Information about Pseudotachylite

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 Pseudotachylite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Pseudotachylite rock here. Very fine grained fault rock which is composed of glassy matrix that often contains inclusions of wall-rock fragments.. Pseudotachylite is available in black, brown, colourless, green, grey, pink, white colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Pseudotachylite is light to dark brown. Get to know more about Pseudotachylite rock and characteristics of Pseudotachylite rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Pseudotachylite

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Pseudotachylite are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Pseudotachylite is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Pseudotachylite plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Pseudotachylite is 7 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 Pseudotachylite rock is uneven. Its specific heat capacity is 0.92 kJ/Kg K. Pseudotachylite is heat resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Entryways and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: As dimension stone, Cement manufacture, For road aggregate, Making natural cement.

Know more about Pseudotachylite rock in the next section.

More About Pseudotachylite

Pseudotachylite is a type of Metamorphic Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Pseudotachylite rock is available in black, brown, colourless, green, grey, pink, white colors. It is Dull and Soft in appearance. The Pseudotachylite mineral content includes Iron Oxides, Pyroxene, Quartz, Stishovite, Sulfides. Its compound content includes Carbon Dioxide, Silicon Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide, Sulphur. Letโ€™s move on to the types of Pseudotachylite. Pseudotachylite 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 Pseudotachylite belongs to Metamorphic Rocks, fossils are not found in it.