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Description: Kanakapura Black Granite is a dark grey to very dark black, fine to close-grained black basalt of the Precambrian period with equi-granular crystalline texture. 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 basalt. The veining and colour varies little and a small sample of Kanakapura Black granite should be representative of the whole slab 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. Kanakapura Black granite is suitable for both interior and exterior use futhermore is frost resistant and with a constant polish.

Black Granite Shades

As a generalisation most black granite quarries have varying shades of black. This variation in shading is completely natural and usually occurs with the ground level of the quarry being lighter with the deeper the granite is quarried becoming darker, however some quarries may vary in shade along its length or width. The experienced quarryman knows where the lighter and darker shades are and can supply to the customer's preferences. All of our Indian black granites are from the Deccan Plateau.

NOTE: It is a fact that some unscrupulous dealers will actually dye the lighter shades and try to sell them as the Ultimate Black, Premium Black or Absolute Black product at its correspondingly higher price, with totally normal usage these "doctored" blacks will lose their artificially applied darkness. To check for dying try the lemon juice or acetone test. Do ensure that the granite is washed clean before doing this otherwise it may simply be general dirt. Take a clean white rag and apply some lemon juice or acetone to the granite surface. If any residue or black appears on the rag then it has been dyed. Also, if you have several small sample choices, leave a drop of the lemon juice for five minutes on the polished surface, wipe the surface clean and observe the results, once again any dull spot or patch and the material has been doctored.

Needless to say we never use colour enhancers.

To assist all potential black granite purchasers we have produced an Absolute Black Granite Guide.

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
When available Jumbo Gangsaw Slabs 3000+mm x 2000+mm (118"+ x 78"+)

Standard Slab Sizes 2 & 3cm
Large Gangsaw Slabs 2800mm & above x 1800mm & above (110"+ x 71"+)
Medium Gangsaw Slabs 2800mm & above x 1400mm & above (110"+ x 55"+)
Mini Gangsaw Slabs 2200mm & above x 1200mm & above (86"+ x 47"+)
Vertical Cutter Slabs 2200mm & above x 600~900mm (86"+ x 24~36"+)

Granite Countertops 2 & 3cm
Free length or made to your dimensions, standard sizes are
2400~3200 x 600/630/700/900/1000/1200/1220 x 30 mm (94~126" x 24~48")

Memorial/Monumental Slabs
50mm through to 200mm thick are cut to customer specifications, please Contact Us with the material(s), sizes and finishes you require.

Calibrated Tiles: Standard sizes available are:

305 x 305 x 10 mm (12" x 12" x 3/8")
610 x 305 x 10 mm (24" x 12" x 3/8")
400 x 400 x 10 mm (15 3/4" x 15 3/4" x 3/8")
457 x 457 x 10/12 mm (18" x 18" x 3/8~1/2")
305/400/457 mm x Freelength for you to cut to length on site, usually no longer than 2000 mm (78")
600 x 600 is available however usually a minimum 15/18/20 mm thick to ensure material stability

More granite tile and production information.

Surface Finish: Kanakapura Black 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. We never use colour enhancers.

Sealing: Test with a small sample. It is most unlikely that a sealant can be used on this granite due to the very tight grain formation, attempts at sealing it could actually create a residue film build-up.

Block Sizes: These are very large black granite quarries yielding several, selectable, grades of granite with blocks suitable for gangsaw size down to economical tile-sized and monument blocks. Extraction commenced in the very early 70s. For commercial projects it is important to ensure that blocks are selected from the same quarry face, do not try and match-up with alternative black granite sources.

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: Kanakapura Black granite is from sheet bedrock quarries near Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka, India. There are several Kanakapura Black Granite quarries with varying shades from mid to dark grey to dark black.

Synonyms: Some quarries may refer to the medium to dark grey shades as Indian Impala or Indian Mist.

Basalt: An extrusive igneous (volcanic) rock that is low in silica content, dark in colour, and comparatively rich in iron and magnesium. Some basalts are quite glassy (tachylytes), and many are very fine-grained and compact. It is more usual, however, for them to exhibit porphyritic structure, with larger crystals (phenocrysts) of olivine, augite, or feldspar in a finely crystalline matrix (groundmass). Olivine and augite are the most common porphyritic minerals in basalts; porphyritic plagioclase feldspars are also found. Basaltic lavas are frequently spongy or pumiceous; the steam cavities become filled with secondary minerals such as calcite, chlorite, and zeolites.

Basalts may be broadly classified on a chemical and petrographic basis into two main groups: the tholeiitic and the alkali basalts. Tholeiitic basaltic lavas are characterized by calcic plagioclase with augite, pigeonite or hypersthene, and olivine (rarely) as the dominant mafic minerals; basalts without olivine are also well represented. Tholeiitic basalts, which contain 45 to 63 percent silica, are rich in iron and include the tholeiites (basalts with calcium-poor pyroxene).

Mineral Composition: Average by %

Technical Specifications

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Note: These figures and details are given for guidance purposes only, no reliance should be taken as to their accuracy.

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