Blue Eyes Granite From Canada
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Description: Blue Eyes granite is a medium-grained, light grey plagioclase feldspar anorthosite of the Precambrian period with only a few but intensive blue iridescent areas. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite but in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as an anorthosite. During the polishing process a clear epoxy resin filler may be used to fill any micro fissures or tiny pitting however this does not affect the integrity of the stone, it merely provides an even smoother surface finish. Blue Eyes Granite is suitable for both interior and exterior use futhermore is frost resistant and with a constant polish.
Products: Suitable for construction projects both commercial and domestic, prefabricated countertops/worktops, vanities, tiles, backsplashes, paving, fireplaces and memorials.
Surface Finish: Blue Eyes Granite looks best with a gloss polished surface but is also available as honed, leather/satin, river-washed/antique, thermal/flamed, brushed and sandblast finish.
Sealing: Test with a small sample. It is probable that a sealant can be used on Blue Eyes granite however excessive attempts at sealing it could actually create a residue film build-up.
Block Sizes: This is a quarry yielding selectable, grades of granite with blocks suitable for gangsaw size down to economical tile-sized blocks. For commercial projects it is important to ensure that blocks are selected from the same quarry face.
Rough blocks are usually exported by Break Bulk however intermodal containerisation is available at extra cost. Finished products are packed into sea-worthy wooden crates and loaded into containers.
Quarry Location: Blue Eyes granite is quarried near Nain, Paul Island, Newfoundland, Canada since 1991. This stone comes from the sub-arctic region of northern Labrador. It is quarried, to order, only four months of the year, weather permitting. The annual production is about 1500 m3.
Synonyms: Blu Eyes, Blue Eye, Blue Eys, Labrador Blue Eyes, Reflect Blue, Ten Mile Bay.
Anorthosite: A phaneritic, intrusive igneous rock characterized by a predominance of plagioclase feldspar (90-100%), and a minimal mafic component (0-10%). Pyroxene, ilmenite, magnetite, and olivine are the mafic minerals most commonly present.
Mineral Composition: Average by %
Compression Tensile Strength: 1993 kg/cm2
Tensile Strength After Freeze-Thaw Cycles: 1590 kg/cm2
Unitary Modulus Of Bending Tensile Strength: 111 kg/cm2
Water Imbibition Coefficient: 0.00225
Mass By Unit Of Volume: 2623 kg/m3
Note: These figures and details are given for guidance purposes only, no reliance should be taken as to their accuracy.