Thermal expansion of rocks


Thermal expansion of rocks

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Thermal expansion of rocks
rock type linear-expansion coefficient (in 10−6 per degree Celsius)
granite and rhyolite    8 ± 3
andesite and diorite    7 ± 2
basalt, gabbro, and diabase 5.4 ± 1
sandstone  10 ± 2
limestone    8 ± 4
marble    7 ± 2
slate    9 ± 1
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