Verde Fontaine Granite
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Synonyms: Bitterfontain, Bitterfontain SA, Bitterfontein, Bitterfontein Green, Fontain Green, Fontain Verde, Fontaine Green, Fontaine Verde, Fontein Green, Fountaine Green, Granit Verde Fontain, Green Fountain, Marlin Verde, Turmalin, Verde Bitterfontein, Verde Fontain, Verde Fontein, Verde Fountaine, Verdefontain, Verdefontein, Verdi Fontaine, WG202
Location: Verde Fontaine granite is quarried near Garies, Northern Cape, South Africa. There are thought to be two Verde Fontaine quarries. Exported to Europe since 1975.
Description: Verde Fontaine granite is a coarse-grained, dark green granite of the Precambrian period, colour caused by chlorite. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite and in the area of application of the European Standard we are awaiting clarification.
A small sample of Verde Fontaine granite is usually representative not having a wide variation in colour and veining however swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes. Ideal for both interior and exterior use, Verde Fontaine granite is frost free and polish constant.
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Bulk density: 2.73 - 2.76 kg/dm≥
Bending strength: 12.95 - 20.8 N/mm≤
Compression breaking load: 188.3 - 214.84 N/mm≤
Water absorption: 0.11 - 0.14 weight-%
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.