Giallo Parthenon Granite
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Synonyms: Giallo Partenon
Location: Giallo Parthenon granite is quarried in Brazil.
Description: Giallo Parthenon granite is a medium-grained, golden granite with deep red and black inclusions. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite in the area of application of the European Standard we are awaiting clarification.
The veining and colour varies and a small sample of Giallo Parthenon 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, Giallo Parthenon granite is frost free and polish constant.
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.