Labradorite Blue Australe Granite From Madagascar
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Description: Labradorite Blue Australe granite is a dark grey/green anorthosite with 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. The veining and colour varies considerably and a small sample of Labradorite Blue Australe granite may not be representative of the whole slab therefore 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. Labradorite Blue Australe 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.
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")
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Surface Finish: Labradorite Blue Australe 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 Labradorite Blue Australe 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: Labradorite Blue Australe granite is quarried near Ihosy, Ihorombe Region, Madagascar.
Synonyms: Bleue Lemur, Blue Australe, Blue Lemure, Jade Blue Diamond, Labrador Blue Austral, Labradorita Blue Australe, Labradorite Blue River, Labradorite Blue, Labradorite Madagascar, Lemur, Madagascar Blue
Anorthosite: A Precambrian, phaneritic, intrusive igneous rock characterized by a predominance of calcium-rich plagioclase feldspar (90-100%), and a minimal mafic component (0-10%). Pyroxene, ilmenite, magnetite, and olivine are the mafic minerals most commonly present. All anorthosites found on Earth consist of coarse crystals but some samples of the rock taken from the Moon are finely crystalline.
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
Heat Expansion Coefficient: mm/m°C
Water Imbibition Coefficient: 0.002250
Impact Strength: cm
Frictional Wear: mm
Mass By Unit Of Volume: 2623 kg/m3
Hardness (Moh's Scale):
Note: These figures and details are given for guidance purposes only, no reliance should be taken as to their accuracy.