Emperador Dark Limestone
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Synonyms: Dark Emperador, Dark Imperador Marble, Empadora Dark, Emperador Oscuro, Emperador Scuro, Imperador Fonce, Imperator Dark, MA 91, Marron Imperial, Ramona, Ramona Braun, Ramora Brown
Location: Emperador Dark limestone is quarried near Bunol, Valencia, Valencia Spain.
Description: Emperador Dark Limestone is a bronze-brown-red limestone (fault breccia) of the Miocene period with many small and some large white calcite 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 Emperador Dark 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. Emperador Dark limestone is not frost resistant, ideal for both interior and exterior use however 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.