Ghiandone Rosa Sardo Granite
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Synonyms: Ghiandonato Sardo, Ghiandone Rosato, Ghiandone Sardo, Rosa Ghiandonato, Rosa Ghiandone, Rosa Sarda Ghiandonato, Rosa Sarda Ghiandone, Rosa Sardo Ghiandone, Rosa Sardo Ghiandonato
Ghiandone Rosa Sardo granite is possibly identical to Rosa Limbara granite.
Location: Ghiandone Rosa Sardo granite is quarried at Calangianus, Buduoso, Monte Limbara, Sardegna, Italia.
Description: Ghiandone Rosa Sardo granite is a coarse-grained biotite granite of the Carboniferous period. 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. Ideal for both interior and exterior use, Ghiandone Rosa Sardo granite is frost resistant and polish constant.
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Compression tensile strength: 2103 kg/cm2
Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles: 1890 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 128 kg/cm2
Heat expansion coefficient: 0.0072 mm/m°C
Water imbibition coefficient: 0.005000
Impact strength: 61 cm
Mass by unit of volume: 2622 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.