Verde Macael

Description

COLOR: Green.

LOCATION: Macael, province of Almería, Spain

DESCRIPTION: Serpentized periodotite (serpentinite)

MINERAL COMPOSITION:

Main components: monoclinic pyroxene (augite and olivine)

Additional components: serpentinite, chlorite, dolomite, magnesite and tremolite-actinolite and opaque minerals.

Physical-Mechanical Properties

Absorption 0.01 %
Apparent specific weight 2.73
Impact toughness 14.57 in
Flexural strength 17.4 MPa
Compressive strength 150.2 MPa
Frost resistance Weight loss: 0.02 %

Changes: No

Thermal schock resistance Weight loss: 0.03 %

Changes: No

Anchor strength 3550 n
Frictional resistance 0.7480 in
Slipperiness Usrv 55

 

(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

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