Giallo Fiorito Granite
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Synonyms: Amarelo Fiorito, Amendoa Aurora, Fiorito, Giallo Fiorito Veneziano, Giallo Fiorito, Giallo Fioritto, Giallo Venezia Fiorito, Giallo Veneziano Florito, Yellow Fiorito
Location: Giallo Fiorito granite is quarried at quarry RN 000195, Rodovia BR 116, km 84, Fazenda Soledade, Medina, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Description: Giallo Fiorito granite is a very coarse-grained, ochre-yellow, yellow-pink or brown granite of the Precambrian period, with big, yellowish feldspar phenocrysts (partly with a grey core). 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 Fiorito granite is frost free and polish constant.
Mineral Composition: Microcline: 50%, Quartz: 20%, Oligoclase: 10%, Biotite: 10%
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.