Perlino Bianco Limestone
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Synonyms: Asiago Bianco, Asiago Perlatino, Bianco Asiago, Bianco Perlino, Biancone, Biancone di Asiago, Blanco Perlino, Perla Bianco, Perla Marina, Perlino, Perlino Bianco, Perlino Blanco
Location: Perlino Bianco limestone is quarried near Asiago, Provincia di Vicenza, European Alps, Veneto, Italy
Description: Perlino Bianco Limestone is a very light beige limestone of the Lower Cretaceous period, with 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 Perlino Bianco limestone is usually representative owing to a small 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. Perlino Bianco limestone is ideal for both interior and exterior use however polish is only constant inside but it may not be frost resistant.
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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.