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Tuff Definition

Rocks with Medium Hardness

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Definition of Tuff. Tuff Definition </>
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Definition of Tuff. Definition
Tuff is a type of rock made of volcanic ash ejected from a vent during a volcanic eruption
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History describes the place of origin and the discoverer of Tuff. History of Tuff
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Origin is the place where Tuff was first discovered. Origin
Italy
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Name of Tuff discoverer. Discoverer
Unknown
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Study of origin of the word "Tuff". Etymology
From a Latin word tophous then in Italian tufo and finally tuff
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Category of Rocks. Class
Igneous Rocks
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Sub-class of Tuff. 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. Tuff Family
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Group of Tuff. It is applicable only to Igneous rocks. Group
Volcanic
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Other categories of Tuff excluding Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. Other Categories
  • Fine Grained Rock
  • Opaque Rock

Define Tuff

Tuff is one of the important type of rocks. If we have to define Tuff in general, Tuff is a type of rock made of volcanic ash ejected from a vent during a volcanic eruption. Tuff comes under Igneous Rocks. All Igneous Rocks have similar properties and formation process. Along with Tuff Definition, know more about the History of Tuff, Etymology of Tuff in next sections.

History of Tuff

In the above section, we have gone through the Tuff definition. Now let's study about the history of Tuff. 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 Tuff Types and Facts which give information about the Earth's crust.

Tuff Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Tuff

Know more about the etymology and class of Tuff. Etymology of Tuff gives the information about the history of Tuff, its origin and how it is formed. In some cases, the etymology depends on Formation of Tuff. The Tuff etymology is From a Latin word tophous then in Italian tufo and finally tuff.

Class of Tuff

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

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