Blue Volga Granite
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Synonyms: Blu Polare, Blu Volga, Blue Polar, Blue Polare, Blue Polare Volga, Blue Polare Wolga, Blue Volga, Blue Wolga, Polar Blue, Polare Blue, Rasputin, Russischer Labrador, Volga, Volga Blue, Volhynia
Location: Blue Volga granite is quarried in the Zhitomir Area, Korostyshev Region, Ukraine.
Description: Blue Volga granite is a very coarse-grained, dark blue-grey anorthosite. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite however in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as an anorthosite. All anorthosites found on Earth consist of coarse crystals. Ideal for both interior and exterior use, Blue Volga granite is frost free and polish constant.
Mineral Composition: Plagioclase: 85%, Quartz: 7%, Pyroxene: 3%, Orthoclase: 3%, Biotite: 1%, Accessories: 1%
Anorthosite: A phaneritic, intrusive igneous rock characterized by a predominance of plagioclase feldspar (90-100%), and a minimal mafic component (0-10%). Pyroxene, ilmenite, magnetite, and olivine are the mafic minerals most commonly present.