Giallo Antico Carioca Gold Granite
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Synonyms: Almond Juparana, Amarello Gold, Amarelo Amendoa Classico, Amarelo Dorado Carioca, Amarillo Almendra Clasico, Caricca Gold, Carioca Gold Star, Dorado Carioca, Giallo Carioca, Giallo Dorato, Golden Carioca, Juparana Almond, Sorima, Sorima Pink
Location: Giallo Antico Carioca Gold granite is quarried at quarry RN 000194/BR 251, km 32, Fazenda Sao Pedra, Cachoeira de Pajeu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Description: Giallo Antico Carioca Gold granite is a medium to coarse-grained, yellow to brown-pink granite of the Precambrian 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, Giallo Antico Carioca Gold granite is frost resistant and polish constant.
Mineral Composition: Oligoclase: 30%, Microperthitic Microcline: 27%, Quartz: 25%, Biotite: 15%, Accessories: 3%
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Compression tensile strength: 1514 kg/cm2
Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles: 1450 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 93 kg/cm2
Heat expansion coefficient: 0.0076 mm/m°C
Water imbibition coefficient: 0.001800
Mass by unit of volume: 2566 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.