Colonial Gold Granite
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Location: Colonial Gold granite is quarried in India.
Description: Colonial Gold granite is a medium to coarse-grained, grey-yellow granulite with some red garnets. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite but in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as a granulite.
The veining and colour varies considerably and a small sample of Colonial Gold granite may not be representative of the whole slab therefore 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, Colonial Gold granite is frost free and polish constant.
Compression tensile strength: 1578 kg/cm2
Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles: 1599 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 104 kg/cm2
Heat expansion coefficient: 0.0013 mm/m°C
Water imbibition coefficient: 0.003800
Impact strength: 41 cm
Mass by unit of volume: 2682 kg/m3
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.
Granulite: Granulites are metamorphic rocks that have experienced high temperatures of metamorphism. They typically have a granular (granoblastic) texture that is, a texture comprised of similarly sized and shaped grains and hence the name granulite.