Rock strengths, with varying temperature and pressure

Rock strengths, with varying temperature and pressure

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Rock strengths, with varying temperature and pressure
rock type temperature (°C) confining pressure (kilobars) plastic yield strength (kilobars) ultimate strength (kilobars)
granite 500 5 10 11.5
800 5 5 6
gabbro 500 5 4 8
peridotite 500 5 8 9
800 5 5.5 8
basalt 500 5 8 10
800 5 2 2.5
marble   24 2 2.5 5.5
500 3 1 2
limestone   24 2 4.5 5.5
500 3 2.5 3
dolomite   24 2 6 7
500 5 4 6.5
shale   24 2 1.5 2.5
rock salt   24 1 0.5 1
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