Imperial Silk Granite
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Location: Imperial Silk granite is probably quarried in India.
Description: Imperial Silk granite is a cream to yellow and gold, soft banded and probably a gneiss. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite. For the US and Chinese market this is correct but in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as gneiss. Ideal for both interior and exterior use, Imperial Silk granite is probably frost free and polish constant.
Gneiss: A high grade metamorphic rock. This means that gneiss has been subjected to more heat and pressure than schist. Gneiss is coarser than schist and has distinct banding. This banding has alternating layers that are composed of different minerals. The minerals that compose gneiss are the same as granite. Feldspar is the most important mineral that makes up gneiss along with mica and quartz. Gneiss can be formed from a sedimentary rock such as sandstone or shale, or it can be formed from the metamorphism of the igneouse rock grantite. Gneiss can be used by man as paving and building stone.