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Siltstone Rock

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Definition of Siltstone. Siltstone Definition </>
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Definition of Siltstone. Definition
Siltstone can be defined as a fine-grained sedimentary rock which mainly consists of consolidated silt
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History describes the place of origin and the discoverer of Siltstone. History of Siltstone
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Origin is the place where Siltstone was first discovered. Origin
Unknown
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Name of Siltstone discoverer. Discoverer
Unknown
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Study of origin of the word "Siltstone". Etymology
From English word silt and stone and from Proto-Indo-European root sal and stainaz
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Category of Rocks. Class
Sedimentary Rocks
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Sub-class of Siltstone. Sub-Class
  • Durable Rock
  • Hard Rock
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Nature of rocks which is either volcanic or plutonic according to its formation process. Siltstone Family
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Group of Siltstone. It is applicable only to Igneous rocks. Group
Not Applicable
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Other categories of Siltstone 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 Siltstone. Siltstone Texture </>
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Arrangement and distribution of minerals within rock. Texture
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Clastic texture is applicable to rocks which are composed of fragments, or clasts, of pre-existing minerals.Clastic
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The colors in which Siltstone is available. Siltstone Color
Brown, Red, Reddish Brown
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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 Siltstone on exposure to Water. Water Resistant
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Resistance offered by Siltstone to scratches. Scratch Resistant
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Resistance offered by Siltstone to stains. Stain Resistant
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Resistance offered by Siltstone to wind. Wind Resistant
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Resistance offered by Siltstone while reacting with acid. Acid Resistant
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Visual Appearance of Siltstone. Appearance
Rough
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Uses of Siltstone in architecture and construction industry. Siltstone Uses </>
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Architectural uses of Siltstone. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Siltstone which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates and Interior Decoration
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Exterior Uses of Siltstone 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 Siltstone Other Architectural Uses
Curbing
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Industrial uses of Siltstone. Industry
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Uses of Siltstone in construction industry. Construction Industry
Building houses or walls, Cement Manufacture, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate, Making natural cement, Raw material for the manufacture of mortar
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Uses of Siltstone 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, Sculpture and Small Figurines
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Other uses of Siltstone. Other Uses
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Other commercial uses of Siltstone. Commercial Uses
Raw material for the manufacture of mortar, Soil Conditioner
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Types of Siltstone. Siltstone Types </>
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Types of Siltstone. Types
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Unique features of Siltstone. Features
Available in Lots of Colors and Patterns, Easily splits into thin plates, Generally rough to touch, High silica content, Very fine grained rock
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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 Siltstone
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Buildings, structures, or sites which are build out of various rocks that are of historical importance. Monuments
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Famous Monuments which are built from Siltstone. Famous Monuments
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Art of making statues or attractive forms by carving rocks or stones. Sculpture
Used
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Famous Sculptures which are carved using Siltstone 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
Used
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Present
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Formation of Siltstone. Formation of Siltstone </>
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Process of formation of Siltstone rock. Formation
Siltstone is a type of sedimentary rock which is formed from fine rock particles. As the particles of eroded rock travel along with water, the edges of the rock are worn-out by water into a rounded shape.
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Siltstone. Composition
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Mineral content of Siltstone. Mineral Content
Calcite, Clay, Clay Minerals, Feldspar, Micas, Quartz, Sand, Silica, Silt
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Compound content of Siltstone. Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, Potassium Oxide, MgO, Sodium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide
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Change in nature, appearance or form of Siltstone. Transformation
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Change in form or nature of Siltstone. Metamorphism
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List of metamorphism processes which Siltstone undergoes. Types of Metamorphism
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Change in appearance or texture of Siltstone due to atmospheric exposure. Weathering
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List of weathering processes which Siltstone undergoes. Types of Weathering
  • Biological Weathering
  • Chemical Weathering
  • Mechanical Weathering
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Process of gradual destruction of Siltstone by wind, water or other agents. Erosion
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List of erosion processes which Siltstone undergoes. Types of Erosion
  • Chemical Erosion
  • Coastal Erosion
  • Glacier Erosion
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Thermal and physical properties of Siltstone. Properties of Siltstone </>
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Siltstone. Physical Properties of Siltstone
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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
6-7
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Size of individual mineral crystals in Siltstone. Grain Size
Fine Grained
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Cracking or breaking of Siltstone. 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 Siltstone when powdered. Streak
White
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Porosity of Siltstone is the quality of being porous, or full of tiny holes. Porosity
Highly Porous
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Interaction of light with the surface of Siltstone. Luster
Dull
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Forms due to deformation and metamorphism in Siltstone. Cleavage
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Ability to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing. Toughness
2.6
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Ratio of density of Siltstone to the density of reference rock. Specific Gravity
2.54-2.73
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Degree to which light can pass through a rock. Transparency
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A rock is said to be opaque if it blocks all the rays of light to pass through it.Opaque
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Degree of compactness of a rock. Density
2.6-2.7 g/cm3
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Siltstone
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Resistance offered by Siltstone against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Impact Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
  • Water Resistant
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Reserves of Siltstone. Siltstone Reserves </>
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Deposits of Siltstone in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Siltstone Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Siltstone in Asian continent. Asia
China, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Uzbekistan
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Deposits of Siltstone in African continent. Africa
Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa
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Deposits of Siltstone in European continent. Europe
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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List of countries where Siltstone deposits are found excluding the 6 continents. Others
Greenland
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Deposits of Siltstone in North and South America which constitute the western continents. Siltstone Deposits in Western Continents
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Deposits of Siltstone in North American continent. North America
Canada, USA
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Deposits of Siltstone in South American continent. South America
Brazil
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Deposits of Siltstone in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Siltstone Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Siltstone in Australian continent. Australia
New South Wales, New Zealand

Information about Siltstone

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 Siltstone Uses. We have provided you with all information about Siltstone rock here. Siltstone can be defined as a fine-grained sedimentary rock which mainly consists of consolidated silt. Siltstone is available in brown, red, reddish brown colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Siltstone is white. Get to know more about Siltstone rock and characteristics of Siltstone rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Siltstone

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Siltstone are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Siltstone is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Siltstone plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Siltstone is 6-7 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 Siltstone rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is Not Available. Siltstone is heat resistant, impact resistant, pressure resistant, water resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: Building houses or walls, Cement manufacture, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate, Making natural cement, Raw material for the manufacture of mortar.

Know more about Siltstone rock in the next section.

More About Siltstone

Siltstone is a type of Sedimentary Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Siltstone rock is available in brown, red, reddish brown colors. It is Rough in appearance. The Siltstone mineral content includes Calcite, Clay, Clay Minerals, Feldspar, Micas, Quartz, Sand, Silica, Silt. Its compound content includes Aluminium Oxide, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, Potassium Oxide, MgO, Sodium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide. Let’s move on to the types of Siltstone. Siltstone 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 Siltstone belongs to Sedimentary Rocks, fossils are found in it.