White Galaxy Granite
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Synonyms: Bianco Galaxy, Galaxy Weiss, Galaxy White
Location: White Galaxy granite is quarried in India.
Description: White Galaxy granite is a medium-grained, white granulite with pale brown 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.
A small sample of White Galaxy 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, White Galaxy granite is frost free and polish constant.
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Compression tensile strength: 2051 kg/cm2
Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles: 1761 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 116 kg/cm2
Heat expansion coefficient: 0.0062 mm/m°C
Water imbibition coefficient: 0.003500
Mass by unit of volume: 2603 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.