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Statuario Venato

marble White

Italy Cava Calocara
A medium-grained white-coloured lithotype with darkish grey veins that are submillimetric in thickness with an irregular orientation. Grey centimetric veins are present associated with opaque minerals that are up to millimetric in size. Minute crystals of pyrite may also occur.
Physical mechanical characteristics
EN 13755-08 Water absorption at atmospheric pressure % 0,14 0
EN 1936-07 Apparent Density KG/m3 2710 4,1
EN 1936-07 Open porosity % 0,4 0,04
EN 12372-07 Flexural strength
  (in natural conditions) MPa 5,6 1,9
  (EN 12371-03 exposed to 48 frost cycles MPa 4 1,3
EN 1926-07 Uniaxial compressive strength MPa 87 10,2
EN 14231-04 Slip resistance (honed finishing)
  (dry) USRV 50 3,6
  (wet) USRV 19 3,3
Microscopic description according to EN 12407 e EN 12460
A calcitic crystalloblastic metamorphic lithotype, characterised by a polygonal mosaic composed of seriate crystals (from 50 to 500 ým) that are euhedral and subeuhedral in shape with straight grain boundaries. Dispersed in the mosaic are microcrystals of feldspar and quartz, micrometric opaque minerals and muscovite. There are millimetric veins composed of calcitic microcrystals (around 30 ým) that contain a mosaic composed of euhedral calcite crystals (< 3 mm) associated with crystals of an average size of 600 ľ 700 ým. Silicatic phenocrystals occur composed of quartz and feldspars of a maximum size of 3 mm associated with abundant iso-oriented acicular muscovite, dolomite and abundant pyrite (< 170 ým).
Block and slab characteristics
Average size of blocks: 3,00 x 1,70 x 1,70m Slabs are preferably cut against the grain, i.e.the hard way (staggered).

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Technical data provides a frame of reference only. As stone is a product of nature, up to date testing to determine specific physical qualities should be repeated for each major project. We decline any responsability for the mis-use of this data, since said data is sourced from the quarry.