Ghiandone Limbara Granite
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Synonyms: Chiandone Limpara, Ghiandone Limpara, Giandone Limbara
Location: Ghiandone Limbara granite is quarried at Calangianus, San Antonio, Telti, Tempio Pausania, Sassari, Sardegna/Sardinia, Italy.
Description: Ghiandone Limbara granite is a Commercial name for a white-pink granite or quartz monzonite. 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 a granite/quartz monzonite.
A small sample of Ghiandone Limbara granite is usually representative not having a wide variation in colour and veining however 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, Ghiandone Limbara granite is frost free and polish constant.
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Compression tensile strength: 1937 kg/cm2
Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles: 1905 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 149 kg/cm2
Heat expansion coefficient: 0.0062 mm/m°C
Water imbibition coefficient: 0.005000
Impact strength: 58 cm
Mass by unit of volume: 2559 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.
Quartz Monzonite: (Or adamellite) is an intrusive igneous rock that has an approximately equal proportion of orthoclase and plagioclase feldspars. The plagioclase is typically intermediate to sodic in composition, andesine to oligoclase. Quartz is present in significant amounts. Biotite and/or hornblende constitute the dark minerals. Quartz monzonite porphyry is often associated with copper mineralization in the porphyry copper ore deposits. Because of its coloring, it is often confused with granite, but whereas the mass of granite is 20% quartz, quartz monzonite is only 5-20% quartz.