Crema Valencia Limestone
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Synonyms: Possibly Crema Valencia is identical to Crema Buixcarro and Rosa Buixcarro.
Location: Crema Valencia limestone is quarried near Novelda, Alicante, Valencia, Spain.
Description: Crema Valencia Limestone is a commercial name for a beige to light pink limestone with short small white calcite veins and lots of dark red stylolitic veins. This stone internationally may be nominated as a marble but in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as limestone.
A small sample of Crema Valencia limestone is not representative owing to a variation in veining. Swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes. Crema Valencia limestone is ideal for interior use and the polish is only constant inside.
Mineral Composition: Average by %:
Limestone: A sedimentary rock, mainly composed of mineral calcite. The primary source of the calcite is usually marine organisms, which settle out of the water column and are deposited on the ocean floors as pelagic ooze (but see lysocline for information on calcite dissolution). Secondary calcite may also be deposited in super-saturated meteoric waters, as is evidenced by the creation of stalagmites and stalactites.