Lundhs Aurora Blue Granite From Ukraine
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Description: Lundhs Aurora Blue granite is a coarse-grained, black/blue anorthosite with a dense concentration of medium to large blue crystals. 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 anorthosite. A small sample is not usually representative of the whole slab having a wide variation in colour and veining and there is a big difference between Lundhs Aurora Blue 1st, 2nd and 3rd Choice. 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. Lundhs Aurora Blue 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: Lundhs Aurora Blue 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 Lundhs Aurora Blue granite however excessive attempts at sealing it could actually create a residue film build-up.
Block Sizes: This is a specially selected quarry known for its block quality and sizes with the choice of three quality types of blocks and variable size categories, Lundhs Aurora Blue 1st, Lundhs Aurora Blue 2nd Choice. 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: Lundhs Aurora Blue granite is quarried in the Ukraine There is only one Lundhs Aurora Blue quarry.
Synonyms: Galactic 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.
Technical Specifications ASTM
Compressive Strength: 25,694 PSI
Flexural Strength: 2,006 PSI
Abrasion Resistance: 113 wear index value
Water Absorption: 0.12%
Density: 168.6 lb/ft2
Modulus Of Rupture: 2,760 PSI
PDF Documents: Lundhs Aurora Blue ASTM
Note: These figures and details are given for guidance purposes only.