Azul Cielo Marble
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Synonyms: Arabesce Sky Blue, Arabesque Sky Blue, Argentina Sky Blue Marble, Azul Argentina, Azul Celeste, Azur Celeste, Azur Cielo, Azzurro Cielo, Blue Argentino, Blue Celeste, Celeste, Celeste Arabescato, Celeste Argentina, Celeste Argentinia, Sky Blue Marble
Location: Azul Cielo marble is quarried near El Condor quarry, La Falda, Sierras Grandes, Sierra de Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentine. Quarried since the mid 1980s.
Description: Azul Cielo marble is a medium to coarse-grained, light to medium blue calcite marble of the Precambrian period, This stone internationally may be nominated as a marble and in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as marble.
A small sample of Azul Cielo marble is not representative owing to a wide variation in colour and 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. Azul Cielo marble is frost resistant, ideal for both interior and exterior use however polish is only constant inside.
Mineral Composition: Average by %:
Marble: Is a metamorphosed limestone, composed of very pure calcium carbonate, CaCO3. The softness of marble and its relative isotropy and homogeneity make marble very desirable for sculpture and building stone. Although marble comes from limestone, the temperatures and pressures necessary to form marble usually destroy any fossils that may have been present in the limestone.