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Description: Spectrolite granite is a very coarse-grained, non-foliated, dark blue-black anorthosite of the Precambrian period with individual, sparkling spectrolite crystals ranging from 5 to 50 mm in size. 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. A small sample is not usually representative of the whole slab having a wide variation in colour and veining plus there is a big difference between Spectrolite 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. Spectrolite 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
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: Spectrolite 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 Spectrolite 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: Spectrolite granite is quarried at Nuijama, Ylaemaa, Finland, near the Russian border. Quarried since 1962. Rough blocks are classified in two categories: premium quality blocks and so called mass blocks. The so called mass blocks are not shaped and might have some colour and/or crack defects.

Synonyms: Finlandia Blau Spektrolit, Finlandia Blue, Finnischer Labrador, Labradorfels, Spectrolit, Spectrolith, Spectrolite, Spektroliitti, Spektrolith, Spektrolyt, Spektrolyth.

Anorthosite: A phaneritic, intrusive igneous rock characterized by a predominance of plagioclase feldspar (90-100%), and a minimal mafic component (0-10%). Pyroxene, ilmenite, magnetite, and olivine are the mafic minerals most commonly present.

Mineral Composition: Average Plagioclase: 81%, Pyroxene: 10%, Quartz: 4%, Other: 5%

Technical Specifications

Density: 2780 kg/m3

Water absorption: 0.16 wt %

Compressive strength: 215 MPa

Flexural strength: 12.8 MPa

Hardness: 6.0 Mohs

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


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