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Venato Campanili

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Venato Campanili


Cava Campanili
A medium-fine-grained marble, Venato Campanili is a white limestone presenting natural dark grey veins of sub-millimetric thickness and non-homogeneous orientation. Venato Campanili marble is a high quality and compact material with no surface porosity, used in interior design and exterior projects for its durability and beauty, mostly used in classic style decorations and projects.
Venato Camapnili marble may present small pyrite crystals as well.

    Quarry of origin:
  • Ponti di Vara (MS)

  • Quarry n.168 - Cima di Gioia - Carrara (MS)

  • Loc. Madielle - Lavagnina - Piastrone (MS)

  • Loc. Orto di Donna (LU)

  • Torano - Loc. Calocara - Bettogli (MS)

Physical mechanical characteristics
EN 13755-08 Water absorption at atmospheric pressure % 0,11 0,01
EN 1936-07 Apparent Density KG/m3 2710 4,1
EN 1936-07 Open porosity % 0,3 0,02
EN 12372-07 Flexural strength
  (in natural conditions) MPa 18,1 1,2
  (EN 12371-03 exposed to 48 frost cycles MPa 15,6 2,3
EN 1926-07 Uniaxial compressive strength MPa 127,3 6,7
EN 14231-04 Slip resistance (honed finishing)
  (dry) USRV 69 2
  (wet) USRV 32 1,6
Microscopic description according to EN 12407 e EN 12460
A crystalloblastic metamorphic lithotype that is vaguely iso-oriented where the veins occur and is composed of subeuhedral and euhedral blasts with sutured, straight and sometimes curved grain boundaries. The mosaic is seriate (from 70 to 600 Ám) with the occasional presence of plurimillimetric nodules (7 mm) of a relict appearance, composed of calcitic crystals with interlobated or ameboidal grain boundaries that are deformed and with abundant submicroscopic inclusions of opaque minerals. Veins occur from Ám to mm in size in which calcitic blasts (from 30 to 200 Ám) can be observed clouded by abundant opaque minerals, rare blasts of poikilitic quartz, feldspars and rhombic dolomite clouded by microgranulations of opaque minerals. There are also pyrite crystals (< 200 Ám), that are particularly abundant where the veins occur.
Block and slab characteristics
Average size of blocks: 3,00 x 1,70 x 1,70m. Slabs are preferably cut against the grain or perpendicular to the grain, i.e. the hard way or the easy way.

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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.

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