Saint Tropez Granite
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Synonyms: Saint-Tropez, St. Tropez, St. Tropez Green, Verde St. Tropez
Location: Saint Tropez granite is quarried Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Description: Saint Tropez granite is a fine-grained, green-grey-red migmatite. 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, Saint Tropez granite is frost free and polish constant however the veining and colour varies considerably therefore a small sample is not representative of the whole block or slabs.
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
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.