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Tuff Rock

Rocks with Medium Hardness

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Definition of Tuff. Tuff Definition </> More »
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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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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Tuff. Tuff Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Tuff is available. Tuff Color
Brown, Grey, Yellow
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Visual Appearance of Tuff. Appearance
Dull, Vesicular and Foilated
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Uses of Tuff in architecture and construction industry. Tuff Uses </> More »
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Architectural uses of Tuff. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Tuff which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Entryways, Flooring, Homes and Interior Decoration
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Industrial uses of Tuff. Industry
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Uses of Tuff in construction industry. Construction Industry
Building houses or walls, Construction Aggregate
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Types of Tuff. Tuff Types </> More »
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Types of Tuff. Types
Welded tuff, Rhyolitic tuff, Basaltic tuff, Trachyte tuff, Andesitic tuff and Ignimbrite.
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Absent
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Formation of Tuff. Formation of Tuff </> More »
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Tuff. Composition
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Mineral content of Tuff. Mineral Content
Calcite, Chlorite
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Compound content of Tuff. Compound Content
Hydrogen Sulfide, Sulfur Dioxide
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Thermal and physical properties of Tuff. Properties of Tuff </> More »
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Tuff. Physical Properties of Tuff
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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
4-6
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Cracking or breaking of Tuff. Fracture
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Uneven fracture is a rough surface or one with random irregularities.Uneven
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Color of Tuff when powdered. Streak
White
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Tuff
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
0.20 kJ/Kg K
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Resistance offered by Tuff against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Impact Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
  • Wear Resistant
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Reserves of Tuff. Tuff Reserves </> More »
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Deposits of Tuff in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Tuff Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Tuff in Asian continent. Asia
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen
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Deposits of Tuff in African continent. Africa
Cameroon, Cape Verde, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda
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Deposits of Tuff in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Tuff Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Tuff in Australian continent. Australia
Central Australia, Western Australia

Information about Tuff

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 Tuff Uses. We have provided you with all information about Tuff rock here. Tuff is a type of rock made of volcanic ash ejected from a vent during a volcanic eruption. Tuff is available in brown, grey, yellow colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Tuff is white. Get to know more about Tuff rock and characteristics of Tuff rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Tuff

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Tuff are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Tuff is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Tuff plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Tuff is 4-6 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 Tuff rock is uneven. Its specific heat capacity is 0.20 kJ/Kg K. Tuff is heat resistant, impact resistant, pressure resistant, wear resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Entryways, Flooring, Homes and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: Building houses or walls, Construction aggregate.

Know more about Tuff rock in the next section.

More About Tuff

Tuff is a type of Igneous Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Tuff rock is available in brown, grey, yellow colors. It is Dull, Vesicular and Foilated in appearance. The Tuff mineral content includes Calcite, Chlorite. Its compound content includes Hydrogen Sulfide, Sulfur Dioxide. Let’s move on to the types of Tuff. The types of Tuff include Welded tuff, Rhyolitic tuff, Basaltic tuff, Trachyte tuff, Andesitic tuff and Ignimbrite.. 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 Tuff belongs to Igneous Rocks, fossils are not found in it.