Pinta Verde Marble
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Synonyms: Bianco Verde Pinta, Green Spotted Marble, Pinta Verde, Pinta Verdi, Verde Suez
Location: Pinta Verde marble is quarried near Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil.
Description: Pinta Verde marble is a coarse-grained, white silicate marble of the Precambrian period with light green diopside. 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 Pinta Verde 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. Pinta Verde marble may be frost resistant, ideal for both interior and exterior use however polish is only constant inside.
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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.