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Spain : Rosso Alicante Limestone

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Rosso Alicante Limestone

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Synonyms: Alicante, Alicante Red, Alicante Rojo, Red Alicante, Roggo Alicante, Rojo Alicante, Rojo Alicante Classical, Rojo Alicata, Rojo Alicente, Rosa Alicante, Rossoalicante, Roter Alicante, Rouge Alicante, Rouge Allicante

Location: Rosso Alicante limestone is quarried near Monovar, La Romana, Novelda, Alicante, Valencia, Spain. There are believed to be about 8 quarries.

Description: Rosso Alicante Limestone is a Commercial name for a fine-grained, yellow-red, brown-red to intensive red micritic limestone of the Eocene period (other authorities say Jurassic) with two generations of 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 Rosso Alicante 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. Rosso Alicante limestone is ideal for both interior and exterior use however polish is only constant inside and having a tendency to break the random slabs are often strengthened with glass fibre netting and resin.

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.

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