Salisbury Pink Granite
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Synonyms: Bethel Pink, Camelia Pink, Carolina Pink, Pink Salisbury, Salesbury, Salisburg Pink, Salisbury
Location: Salisbury Pink granite is quarried near Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Description: Salisbury Pink granite is a medium-grained, pink granite of the Precambrian 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, Salisbury Pink granite is frost free and polish constant. The veining and colour varies little and a small sample is usually representative of the whole slab.
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Compression tensile strength: 1776 kg/cm2
Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles: 1610 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 152 kg/cm2
Water imbibition coefficient: 0.23%
Mass by unit of volume: 2621 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.