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Aquarius

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

Grey, brown, violet-brown and less often also reddish quartzite makes up 90% of the fractured material. Noticeable is the repeatedly mixed-in turquoise-coloured disthene quartzite; much rarer also dark vulcanite or coloured gneiss. As the components correspond at the edges, there are no sharp contours, but only soft borders - an occurrence, which contributes essentially to the good coherence of the veins. 

Petrogenesis

Rock material brought together from various areas had been closely accumulated in river beds after the fractured material had been rounded off during longer transport routes of the single, fractured material. A convex/concave contact caused the ground material to be imbedded and a later re-crystallisation lead to a close connection of the very different components.

Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Homogeneous Structure
Synonyms Blue Aquarius, Blue Marinace, Van Gogh (similar Azul Valdez, Azul Gaugoin)
Group Metamorphite
Petrographic Assignment Conglomerate - coarse clastic
Age 500 Million years (early Palaeozoic)
Colouring Minerals Fractured quartzite of different colours, especially turquoise disthene quartzite
Average Hardness 7 (according to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10)
Deposit Brasilien