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Synonyms: Paladino, Paladio, Palladio, Paladium, Palladium, Verde Paladio
Location: Palladio granite is quarried at quarry RN 000092, Inaja, Mucambo, Ceara, Brazil.
Description: Palladio granite is a green-red and altogether very colourful polygenetic conglomerate transformed by metamorphism. The size of the pebbles (andesite, gneiss, migmatite, phyllite, quartzite, rhyolite) is 2 to 20 cm. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite but in the area of application of the European Standard we are awaiting clarification but is most likely a Meta Conglomerate.
The veining and colour varies considerably and a small sample of Palladio 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, Palladio granite is frost free and polish constant.
Mineral Composition: Pebbles. 56%, groundmass: 44%
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Compression tensile strength: 1920 kg/cm2
Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles: 1810 kg/cm2
Water imbibition coefficient: 0.001500
Mass by unit of volume: 2720 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.