Rosso Vanga Granite
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Synonyms: Arkelstopp, Arkelstorp, Ivo, Ivoe, Ivoe Rot, Mahogany Wood, Neurot, Opmana, Opmanna, Oppmanna, Rosso Wanga, Vanga Granit, Vanga-Granit, Vanga Red, Vanga Rosso, Wanga
Location: Rosso Vanga granite is quarried near Villands Vanga, Skane, Sweden.
Description: Rosso Vanga granite is a Commercial name for a fine-grained red orthogneiss of the Silurian period with longish biotite-spots. 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 gneiss. Ideal for both interior and exterior use, Rosso Vanga granite is frost free and polish constant. A small sample is usually representative not having a wide variation in colour and veining however Rosso Vanga granite swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes.
Gneiss: A high grade metamorphic rock. This means that gneiss has been subjected to more heat and pressure than schist. Gneiss is coarser than schist and has distinct banding. This banding has alternating layers that are composed of different minerals. The minerals that compose gneiss are the same as granite. Feldspar is the most important mineral that makes up gneiss along with mica and quartz. Gneiss can be formed from a sedimentary rock such as sandstone or shale, or it can be formed from the metamorphism of the igneouse rock grantite. Gneiss can be used by man as paving and building stone.