Napoleon Perlato Limestone
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Synonyms: Breccia Olympo, Breccia Sarda Daino, Breccia Sarda Olimpia, Breccia Sarda Olympia, Breccia Sarde, Brechia Sardo, Daino, Daino Real, Daino Reale, Daino Tirreno, Daino Venato, Diane Reale, Diana Scorpio, Napoleon Perlato Daino, Orosei, Orosei Perlato, Perlato Daino, Perlato Imperiale, Perlato Olimpio, Perlato Olimpo, Perlato Olimpo Daino, Perlato Olymp, Perlato Olympo, Perlato Olympus, Perlato Tirreno, Scorpio, Scorpion, Skorpion, Tigrato Olimpo
Location: Napoleon Perlato limestone is quarried near Orosei, Provincia di Nuoro, Sardegna, Italy.
Description: Napoleon Perlato Limestone is a brown-beige limestone (fault breccia) of the Tertiary period. 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 Napoleon Perlato 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. Napoleon Perlato limestone is 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.