Verde Gloria Granite From Brazil
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Description: Verde Gloria granite is a medium green-black charnockite of the Precambrian period with striped veining. 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 charnockite. The veining and colour varies considerably and a small sample of Verde Gloria 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. Verde Gloria 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: Verde Gloria 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 Verde Gloria 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: Verde Gloria granite is quarried at quarry RN 000076, Rodovia BR 330 km 17, EStrada Jequie-Jitauna, Jitauna, Bahia, Brazil.
Charnockite: A hypersthene granite typical of Precambrian assemblages that contain migmatites. Charnockite is composed of orthoclase, oligoclase, quartz, and hypersthene; it also often includes the garnets almandine and pyrope, as well as biotite, magnetite, and other minerals. Two types of charnockites are distinguished: ferrohypersthene charnockite and garnet charnockite.
Mineral Composition: Average by % Mesoperthite: 60%, Quartz: 33%, Plagioclaese: 5%, Magnetite: 2%
Compression Tensile Strength: 2607 kg/cm2
Tensile Strength After Freeze-Thaw Cycles: 1973 kg/cm2
Unitary Modulus Of Bending Tensile Strength: 134 kg/cm2
Water Imbibition Coefficient: 0.002300
Mass By Unit Of Volume: 2751 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.