G603 Granite From China
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Description: G603 Granite is a fine-grained, grey granite (monzogranite) 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 monzogranite. A small sample of G603 granite 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. G603 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: G603 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 G603 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: G603 Granite is quarried near Jinjiang, Nan An, Fujian province, China. There are many different quarries all producing slightly different shades and graining.
Synonyms: A 003, Ba Cuo Bai, Bacuo White, Balma Grey, Barry White, Baso White, Bianco Cordo, Bianco Crystal, Bianco Gamma, China Cristall, China Grey, China Sardinia, Cristal, Crystal Grey, G3503, Galaxy, Gamma Bianco, Gamma White, Grey, HA2, Ice Cristal, Ice Cristall, Jinjiang Bacuo Bai, Jinjiang Bacuo White, Jinjiang White, Kristall Grau, KS-W-04, Light Gray, Light Grey, Monte Bianco, Mountain White, NDG 051, Padang 603, Padang Cristal, Padang Cristal Grey, Padang Cristall, Padang Cristallo, Padang Cristallo TG - 34, Padang Crystal, Padang G 603, Padang Grey, Padang Kristall, Padang Kristall G 603, Padang Light Grey, Padang TG 34, Palace Grau, Palace Grey, Palladio Cristal, Perla White, Quan Zhou White, Royal White, Sardinia White, Sesame White, Silberstar, St. Andrews Grey, Stone Grey, TG 34, WG003, White Beauty
Monzogranite: Biotite granite rocks that are considered to be the final fractionation product of magma. Monzogranites can be divided into two groups (magnesio-potassic monzogranite and ferro-potassic monzogranite) and are further categorized into rock types based on their macroscopic characteristics, melt characteristics, specific features, available isotopic data, and the locality in which they are found. Monzogranites are the commonest type of granite and have broadly equivalent abundances of alkali feldspar, typically including perthite, and plagioclase with abundant quartz. Biotite and hornblende are both common in monzogranites.
Mineral Composition: Average by %
Compressive Tensile Strength: 1533/kg cm2
Tensile Strength After Freeze-Thaw Cycles: 1556 kg/cm2
Unitary Modulus Of Bending Tensile Strength: 150 kg/cm2
Heat Expansion Coefficient: 0.0080 mm/mC
Water Imbibition Coefficient: 0.004700
Impact Strength: 69 cm
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.