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Breccia Imperiale

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

Conglomerates of very fine fragments of stones and minerals form this rock.The white parts consist of clearly cristalline calcite. 

Petrogenesis

Cataclastic rocks are generated when rocks are sheared and ground by intensive movements along the fault lines inside the earth’s crust. The movements having ceased, solid rocks form anew under high pressure and temperature. The cavities generated later were filled by crystalline, white calcite.

Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Slab with Irregular Pattern
Synonyms Breccia Fumane
Group Metamorphic rock
Petrographic Assignment Gneis
Age > 1 billion years (presumably Precambrian)
Colouring Minerals Dark brown limonite, white calcite
Average Hardness 6 (according to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10)
Deposit Brasil