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Scoria Rock

Rocks with Medium Hardness

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Definition of Scoria. Scoria Definition </> More »
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Definition of Scoria. Definition
Scoria is a dark-colored extrusive igneous rock with abundant round bubble-like cavities
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Scoria. Scoria Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Scoria is available. Scoria Color
Black, Brown, Dark Grey to Black, Red
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Visual Appearance of Scoria. Appearance
Glassy and Vesicular
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Uses of Scoria in architecture and construction industry. Scoria Uses </> More »
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Architectural uses of Scoria. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Scoria which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates and Interior Decoration
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Industrial uses of Scoria. Industry
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Uses of Scoria in construction industry. Construction Industry
Cement Manufacture, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate, In landscaping and drainage works
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Types of Scoria. Scoria Types </> More »
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Types of Scoria. Types
Not Available
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Absent
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Formation of Scoria. Formation of Scoria </> More »
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Scoria. Composition
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Mineral content of Scoria. Mineral Content
Apatite, Biotite, Calcite, Feldspar, Hematite, Hornblade, Ilmenite, Magnetite, Olivine, Pyroxene, Quartz, Silica
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Compound content of Scoria. Compound Content
Ca, NaCl
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Thermal and physical properties of Scoria. Properties of Scoria </> More »
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Scoria. Physical Properties of Scoria
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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
5-6
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Cracking or breaking of Scoria. Fracture
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Conchoidal fracture is a curved breakage which resembles to the concentric ripples of a mussel shell.Conchoidal
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Color of Scoria when powdered. Streak
White
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Scoria
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
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Resistance offered by Scoria against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Impact Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
  • Wear Resistant
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Reserves of Scoria. Scoria Reserves </> More »
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Deposits of Scoria in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Scoria Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Scoria in Asian continent. Asia
Afghanistan, Indonesia, Japan, Russia
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Deposits of Scoria in African continent. Africa
Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania
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Deposits of Scoria in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Scoria Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Scoria in Australian continent. Australia
New Zealand, Western Australia

Information about Scoria

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 Scoria Uses. We have provided you with all information about Scoria rock here. Scoria is a dark-colored extrusive igneous rock with abundant round bubble-like cavities. Scoria is available in black, brown, dark grey to black, red colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Scoria is white. Get to know more about Scoria rock and characteristics of Scoria rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Scoria

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Scoria are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Scoria is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Scoria plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Scoria is 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 Scoria rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is Not Available. Scoria is heat resistant, impact resistant, pressure resistant, wear resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: Cement manufacture, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate, In landscaping and drainage works.

Know more about Scoria rock in the next section.

More About Scoria

Scoria is a type of Igneous Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Scoria rock is available in black, brown, dark grey to black, red colors. It is Glassy and Vesicular in appearance. The Scoria mineral content includes Apatite, Biotite, Calcite, Feldspar, Hematite, Hornblade, Ilmenite, Magnetite, Olivine, Pyroxene, Quartz, Silica. Its compound content includes Ca, NaCl. Let’s move on to the types of Scoria. Scoria 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 Scoria belongs to Igneous Rocks, fossils are not found in it.