Rosa Norvegia Marble
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Synonyms: Breche Rose, Furili Rose, Furuli Rose, Furuli Rose Norwegen, Nordisch Rose, Nordland Rose, Norvegian Rose, Norwegian Breche Rose, Norwegian Rosa, Norwegian Rose Classical, Norwegisch Rosa, Norwegisch-Rosa Marmor, Norwegisch Rose, Rose Norvegia, Rossa Norvegia, Rosso Norvegia, Rouge de Norvege, Schwedischer Marmor
Location: Rosa Norvegia marble is quarried near Furuli, Leivset, Loevgavlen, Skerstad, Fauske< Nordland, Norway.
Description: Rosa Norvegia marble is a Commercial name for a fine to medium-grained, white-pink magnesian marble of the Cambrian or Ordivician period, a former conglomerate. 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 Rosa Norvegia 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. Rosa Norvegia marble may be 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.