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Pumice Rock

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Definition of Pumice. Pumice Definition </> More »
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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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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Pumice. Pumice Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Pumice is available. Pumice Color
Beige, Colourless, Grey, Light Green, Light Grey, Pink, White, Yellow- grey
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Visual Appearance of Pumice. Appearance
Vesicular
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Uses of Pumice in architecture and construction industry. Pumice Uses </> More »
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Architectural uses of Pumice. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Pumice which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Flooring, Homes and Interior Decoration
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Industrial uses of Pumice. Industry
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Uses of Pumice in construction industry. Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Cement Manufacture, for Road Aggregate, In landscaping and horticulture, Making natural cement, Production of lightweight concrete blocks
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Types of Pumice. Pumice Types </> More »
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Types of Pumice. Types
Scoria
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Absent
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Formation of Pumice. Formation of Pumice </> More »
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Pumice. Composition
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Mineral content of Pumice. Mineral Content
Aluminum Oxides, Calcite, Carbonate, Iron Oxides, Silica
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Compound content of Pumice. Compound Content
Al, Aluminium Oxide, CaO, Carbon Dioxide, MgO, Silicon Dioxide
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Thermal and physical properties of Pumice. Properties of Pumice </> More »
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Pumice. Physical Properties of Pumice
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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
6
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Cracking or breaking of Pumice. Fracture
Planar
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Color of Pumice when powdered. Streak
White, Greenish White or Grey
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Pumice
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
0.87 kJ/Kg K
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Resistance offered by Pumice against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Impact Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
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Reserves of Pumice. Pumice Reserves </> More »
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Deposits of Pumice in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Pumice Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Pumice in Asian continent. Asia
Afghanistan, Indonesia, Japan, Russia
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Deposits of Pumice in African continent. Africa
Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania
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Deposits of Pumice in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Pumice Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Pumice in Australian continent. Australia
New Zealand, Western Australia

Information about Pumice

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 Pumice Uses. We have provided you with all information about Pumice rock here. Pumice is a volcanic rock that consists of highly vesicular rough textured volcanic glass, which may or may not contain crystals. Pumice is available in beige, colourless, grey, light green, light grey, pink, white, yellow- grey colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Pumice is white, greenish white or grey. Get to know more about Pumice rock and characteristics of Pumice rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Pumice

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Pumice are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Pumice is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Pumice plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Pumice is 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 Pumice rock is planar. Its specific heat capacity is 0.87 kJ/Kg K. Pumice is impact resistant, pressure resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Flooring, Homes and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: As dimension stone, Cement manufacture, For road aggregate, In landscaping and horticulture, Making natural cement, Production of lightweight concrete blocks.

Know more about Pumice rock in the next section.

More About Pumice

Pumice is a type of Igneous Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Pumice rock is available in beige, colourless, grey, light green, light grey, pink, white, yellow- grey colors. It is Vesicular in appearance. The Pumice mineral content includes Aluminum Oxides, Calcite, Carbonate, Iron Oxides, Silica. Its compound content includes Al, Aluminium Oxide, CaO, Carbon Dioxide, MgO, Silicon Dioxide. Let’s move on to the types of Pumice. The types of Pumice include Scoria. 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 Pumice belongs to Igneous Rocks, fossils are not found in it.