Fox Brown Granite From Finland
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Description: Fox Brown granite is the Commercial name for a medium to coarse-grained, non-folliated, brown syenite of the Precambrian period. 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 a syenite. A small sample is usually representative not having a wide variation in colour and veining however swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes. 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. Fox Brown granite is suitable for both interior and exterior use futhermore is frost resistant and with a constant polish.
There are principally three selections of Fox Brown Granite as shown here, left to right, light, standard and dark.
Products: Suitable for construction projects both commercial and domestic, prefabricated countertops/worktops, vanities, tiles, backsplashes, paving, fireplaces and memorials.
Premium Quality Slab Sizes 2 & 3cm
Standard Slab Sizes 2 & 3cm
Granite Countertops 2 & 3cm
Calibrated Tiles: Standard sizes available are:
305 x 305 x 10 mm (12" x 12" x 3/8")
More granite tile and production information.
Surface Finish: Fox Brown 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 possible that a sealant can be used on Fox Brown 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: Fox Brown granite is quarried near Piipsjärvi, Oulainen, Finland, since the 1980s.
Synonyms: Brown Pearl
Syenite: A coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock of the same general composition as granite but with the quartz either absent or present in relatively small amounts (<5%). The feldspar component of syenite is predominantly alkaline in character (usually orthoclase). Plagioclase feldspars may be present in small quantities, less than 10%.
Petrographic Composition: Average Orthoclase 70%, Quartz 12%, Plagioclase 11%, Biotite 1%, Other 6%
Compressive Strength: mpa
Flexural Strength: mpa
Flexural Strength (after 48 frost cycles): mpa
Frost Resistance (after 48 freeze/thaw cycles): %
Abrasion Resistance (wide wheel): mm
Breaking Load At Dowel Holes:
Slip Resistance: 56 srv (dry)
Slip Resistance (honed surface): srv (dry)
Slip Resistance (honed surface): srv (wet)
Note: These figures and details are given for guidance purposes only.