Verde New Eucalipto Granite
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Synonyms: New Verde Eucalipto, Verde New Eucaliptus
Location: Verde New Eucalipto granite is quarried at quarry RN 000054, Fazenda Cordilheira, Medeiros Neto, Bahia, Brazil.
Description: Verde New Eucalipto granite is a light grey granulite with a green touch and red garnets. 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 granulite.
The veining and colour varies and a small sample of Verde New Eucalipto granite may not be representative of the whole slab therefore 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 New Eucalipto granite is frost free and polish constant.
Mineral Composition: Mesoperthitic Feldspar: 32%, Quartz: 30%, Plagioclase: 25%, Garnet: 5%, Biotite: 3%, Cordierite: 3%, Sillimanite: 1%, Mafite:1%
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Compression tensile strength: 2240 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 160 kg/cm2
Water imbibition coefficient: 0.001600
Impact strength: 52 cm
Mass by unit of volume: 2735 kg/m3
Granulite: Granulites are metamorphic rocks that have experienced high temperatures of metamorphism. They typically have a granular (granoblastic) texture that is, a texture comprised of similarly sized and shaped grains and hence the name granulite.