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Blanco Macael

Description

LOCATION: Macael, province of Almería, Spain

DESCRIPTION: Medium-grain calcitic marble (very thick crystalline)

MINERAL COMPOSITION:

Main components: Calcite

Additional components: quartz and opaque minerals

Physical-Mechanical Properties

Absorption 0.07 % – 0.08 %
Apparent specific weight 2.71 – 2.72
Impact toughness 14,96 – 18,50 in
Flexural strength 11.30 – 16.20 MPa
Compressive strength 81.1 – 87.4 MPa
Frost resistance Weight loss: 0.02 %

Changes: No

Thermal schock resistance Weight loss: 0.02 % 0.04 %

Changes: No

Anchor strength 1650 -2050 n
Frictional resistance 0.8071 – 0.9449 in
Slipperiness Usrv 53 – 60

 

(Surface finish: cut with diamond)

Recommended Applications and Finishes Table

APPLICATION FINISH
Brush-

hammered

Honed Aged Trimmed Polished* Sawed

or Cut

Ventilated facades * * * * *
Wall coating * * * * * *
Plates * * * *
Flooring * * * * *
Paving stones and curbs *

 

* Polished: Restrictions for outdoor and public use