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Pumice Definition

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Definition of Pumice. Pumice Definition </>
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Definition of Pumice. Definition
Pumice is a volcanic rock that consists of highly vesicular rough textured volcanic glass, which may or may not contain crystals
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History describes the place of origin and the discoverer of Pumice. History of Pumice
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Origin is the place where Pumice was first discovered. Origin
Spain
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Name of Pumice discoverer. Discoverer
Unknown
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Study of origin of the word "Pumice". Etymology
From Old French pomis, from a Latin dialect variant of pumex
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Category of Rocks. Class
Igneous Rocks
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Sub-class of Pumice. Sub-Class
  • Durable Rock
  • Medium Hardness Rock
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Nature of rocks which is either volcanic or plutonic according to its formation process. Pumice Family
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Group of Pumice. It is applicable only to Igneous rocks. Group
Volcanic
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Other categories of Pumice excluding Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. Other Categories
  • Fine Grained Rock
  • Opaque Rock

Define Pumice

Pumice is one of the important type of rocks. If we have to define Pumice in general, Pumice is a volcanic rock that consists of highly vesicular rough textured volcanic glass, which may or may not contain crystals. Pumice comes under Igneous Rocks. All Igneous Rocks have similar properties and formation process. Along with Pumice Definition, know more about the History of Pumice, Etymology of Pumice in next sections.

History of Pumice

In the above section, we have gone through the Pumice definition. Now let's study about the history of Pumice. Our mother Earth is more than millions of years old. Almost whole surface of earth is made up of rocks. These rocks are covered by a layer of soil of considerable thickness. There are many interesting Pumice Types and Facts which give information about the Earth's crust.

Pumice Origin and Discoverer

It is always interesting to know about Pumice origin and discoverer. Pumice origin lies way back in the history. According to the geological information, the location where Pumice was first found is Spain. Later, Pumice was found in many parts of the world. You can know the name of Pumice discoverer here. Discoverers of rocks are generally geologists who have deep knowledge about rocks. The discoverer of Pumice rock is Unknown.

Etymology of Pumice

Know more about the etymology and class of Pumice. Etymology of Pumice gives the information about the history of Pumice, its origin and how it is formed. In some cases, the etymology depends on Formation of Pumice. The Pumice etymology is From Old French pomis, from a Latin dialect variant of pumex.

Class of Pumice

After going through the etymology of Pumice and Pumice definition, let us now discuss about the class of Pumice. Class of Pumice is Igneous Rocks. All igneous rocks are further classified as Intrusive Rocks and Volcanic Rocks. Pumice Class gives the category of rocks in which Pumice falls. Other than Igneous Rocks, Pumice is also categorized into:

  • Durable Rock and Medium Hardness Rock
  • Fine grained rock and Opaque rock