Padang Grey Granite
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Synonyms: A 003, Ba Cuo Bai, Bacuo White, Balma Grey, Barry White, Baso White, Bianco Cordo, Bianco Crystal, Bianco Gamma, China Cristall, China Grey, China Sardinia, Cristal, Crystal Grey, G3503, Galaxy, Gamma Bianco, Gamma White, Grey, HA2, Ice Cristal, Ice Cristall, Jinjiang Bacuo Bai, Jinjiang Bacuo White, Jinjiang White, Kristall Grau, KS-W-04, Light Gray, Light Grey, Monte Bianco, Mountain White, NDG 051, Padang 603, Padang Cristal, Padang Cristal Grey, Padang Cristall, Padang Cristallo, Padang Cristallo TG - 34, Padang Crystal, Padang G 603, Padang Grey, Padang Kristall, Padang Kristall G 603, Padang Light Grey, Padang TG 34, Palace Grau, Palace Grey, Palladio Cristal, Perla White, Quan Zhou White, Royal White, Sardinia White, Sesame White, Silberstar, St. Andrews Grey, Stone Grey, TG 34, WG003, White Beauty
Location: Padang Grey granite is quarried near Jinjiang, Nan An, Fujian province, China.
Description: Padang Grey granite is a fine-grained, grey granite (monzogranite) of the Precambrian period. 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 monzogranite. Ideal for both interior and exterior use, Padang Grey granite is frost free and polish constant.
Mineral Composition: Felsic (SiO2 > 73%, and FeO + MgO + TiO2 < 2.4), weakly peraluminous (Al2O3/ (CaO + Na2O + K2O) = 0.98 - 1.11), and contain ilmenite, sphene, apatite and zircon as accessory minerals
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Compression tensile strength: 1533 kg/cm2
Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles: 1556 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 150 kg/cm2
Heat expansion coefficient: 0.0080 mm/m°C
Water imbibition coefficient: 0.004700
Impact strength: 69 cm
Mass by unit of volume: 2623 kg/m3
Monzogranites: Biotite granite rocks that are considered to be the final fractionation product of magma. Monzogranites can be divided into two groups (magnesio-potassic monzogranite and ferro-potassic monzogranite) and are further categorized into rock types based on their macroscopic characteristics, melt characteristics, specific features, available isotopic data, and the locality in which they are found.