Nero Zimbabwe Extra Granite
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Synonyms: Absolute Black Zimbabwe, Black Zimbabwe, Negro Zimbabwe, Nero Assoluto Z, Nero Zimbabwe, Noir Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Black, Zimbabwe-Black
Location: Nero Zimbabwe Extra granite is quarried near Mashonoland, Zimbabwe.
Description: Nero Zimbabwe Extra granite is a fine-grained, black gabbro/norite, This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite but in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as a gabbro. Ideal for both interior and exterior use, Nero Zimbabwe Extra granite is frost free and polish constant.
Gabbro: A dark-coloured, coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock. Gabbro is very similar to basalt in its mineral make up. It is composed mostly of the mineral plagioclase feldspar with smaller amounts of pyroxene and olivine.