Rosso Santiago Granite
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Synonyms: Kapustiansk, Kapustin, Kapustinskij, Korall, Korallo, Rosso Korall, Rosso Santiago, Russian Red, Santia Red, Santiago, Santiago Red
Location: Rosso Santiago granite is quarried near Tashlytske, Nowoukrainka, Kirovograd region, Ukraine.
Description: Rosso Santiago granite is a coarse to very coarse-grained, red granite of the Upper Carboniferous period. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite and in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as a granite. Ideal for both interior and exterior use, Rosso Santiago granite is frost free and polish constant however there are several different quarries of Rosso Santiago granite therefore for large projects and matching ensure all the raw material comes from the same quarry.
Mineral Composition: Microcline: 50%, Plagioclase: 24%, Quartz: 18%, Biotite: 7%, Accessories: 1%.
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Compression tensile strength: 1746 kg/cm2
Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles: 1596 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 120 kg/cm2
Heat expansion coefficient: 0.0074 mm/m°C
Water imbibition coefficient: 0.001900
Impact strength: 51.40 cm
Mass by unit of volume: 2649 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.