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Andromeda White

The close-up view of each stone type shows a relatively true image of the crystalline structure and the colouring. This is suitable for grained slabs to a limited extend only. In regard to the colour matching, please take an original sample of the stone from your furniture store as a basis.

Petrography

The Andromeda White belongs to the granulites, which form a distinct group within the metamorphic rocks. Granulites are light, almost mica-free garnet gneisses from the lower earth‘s crust. They show a fine to medium grain structure with slight striae.
The off-white, ivory-colored or greenish basic color is only interrupted by up to 1cm-sized dark red garnet crystals and, less frequently, by fine black biotite striae.

Petrogenesis

Granulites contain garnet crystals which indicate a high-grade metamorphic overprint. In the core area of the lower earth crust/ the earth mantle at a depth of 20 – 30 km, silicatic paragneiss and mica schist recrystallized in the course of millions of years during the Archeozoic by means of a pressure of 5 to 10 kilobars and a temperature of 1000° to 1200° centigrades.

Price group 3
Colour white
Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Homogeneous Structure
Outdoor suitable
Synonyms Bianco Andromeda White
Group Metamorphic Rock Type
Petrographic Assignment Gneiss
Age 1,4 billion years (Precambrian)
Deposit Sri Lanka
Novelty No

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