Madura Gold Granite From India
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Description: Madura Gold Granite is a banded yellowish gneiss of the Precambrian period with some dark brown-red garnets. 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 gneiss. The veining and colour varies considerably and a small sample of Madura Gold 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. Madura Gold 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: Madura Gold 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 probable that a sealant can be used on Madura Gold granite however excessive attempts at sealing it could actually create a residue film build-up.
Block Sizes: These are quarries yielding yielding several, selectable, grades of granite with blocks suitable for gangsaw size down to economical tile-sized and monument blocks. Extraction commenced in the mid 1980s. 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: Madura Gold granite is quarried near Madurai, Karaikudi Highway in Tamilnadu, South India. There are several quarries of Madura Gold and the veining and colour varies considerably, a small sample is not representative of the whole slab.
Synonyms: Giallo Madura, Giallo Madura Gold, Madurai, Madurai Gold, Madurei Gold
Gneiss: A high grade metamorphic rock. Gneiss is medium to coarse-grained and may contain abundant quartz and feldspar, which some petrographers regard as essential components. The banding is usually due to the presence of differing proportions of minerals in the various bands; dark and light bands may alternate because of the separation of mafic (dark) and felsic (light) minerals. Banding can also be caused by differing grain sizes of the same minerals. The mineralogy of a particular gneiss is a result of the complex interaction of original rock composition, pressure and temperature of metamorphism, and the addition or loss of components.
Mineral Composition: Average by %
Compression Tensile Strength: 1578 kg/cm2
Tensile Strength After Freeze-Thaw Cycles: 1599 kg/cm2
Unitary Modulus Of Bending Tensile Strength: 104 kg/cm2
Heat expansion coefficient: 0.0013 mm/mC
Water Imbibition Coefficient: 0.003800
Impact Strength: 41 cm
Mass By Unit Of Volume: 2682 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.