Paradiso Classico Granite
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Synonyms: Classico Paradiso, Paradisio Classic, Paradiso Classic, Paradiso Dark, Paradiso Dunkel, Paradiso Scuro, Paradiso Violet
Location: Paradiso Classico granite is quarried near Chendarapalli, Uthangere, Krishnagiri, Eastghats, Tamil Nadu, West and East Ghats, India.
Description: Paradiso Classico granite is a fine-grained, purple migmatite 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 migmatite. Ideal for both interior and exterior use, Paradiso Classico granite is frost free and polish constant. The veining and colour varies considerably and a small sample is not representative of the whole slab.
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Compression tensile strength: 2050 kg/cm2
Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles: 1845 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 102 kg/cm2
Heat expansion coefficient: 0.0066 mm/m°C
Mass by unit of volume: 2647 kg/m3
Migmatite: A rock at the frontier between igneous and metamorphic rocks. They can also be known as diatexite. In many cases the darker part of the rock, consisting of biotite mica and hornblende, has been intruded by veins of lighter rock consisting of quartz and feldspar. A rock composed of a metamorphic (altered) host material that is streaked or veined with granite rock; the name means "mixed rock". Such rocks are usually gneissic (banded) and felsic rather than mafic in composition.