Bianco New Cristal Granite
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Synonyms: Berocal, Berrocal, Bianco Berocal, Bianco Berrocal, Bianco Impero, Bianco Impero Berrocal, Bianco New Cristall, Blanco Impero, Blanko-Berocal, Branco Berrocal, Impero
Location: Bianco New Cristal granite is quarried near Valdemanco, Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Spain.
Description: Bianco New Cristal granite is a Commercial name for a medium to coarse-grained, light grey granite. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite and in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as granite.
A small sample of Bianco Cristal granite is usually representative not having a wide variation in colour and veining. Swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes. Ideal for both interior and exterior use.
Mineral Composition: Average by %: Quartz, Orthoclase, Plagioclase, Biotite; Secondary Minerals: Zircone, Chlorite, Sericite
Granite: Granite is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. Granites are usually medium to coarse grained, occasionally with some individual crystals larger than the groundmass forming a rock known as porphyry. Granites can be pink to dark grey or even black, depending on their chemistry and mineralogy.