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.
This is dolomite marble with cloudy magnesium mica (phlogopite) imbedded. The portions enriched with diopside are greenish-grey and significantly harder.
Marble of this kind was generated from dolomite rock or dolomite-containing limestone containing a certain amount of clay and quartz. The minerals of these maritime sediments reacted with each other under high pressure and temperature during metamorphosis and formed at the same time a crystalline structure.
|Structure Type||Slab with Irregular Pattern|
|Petrographic Assignment||Dolomite marble (with silicates)|
|Age||Precambrian (over 570 million years)|
|Colouring Minerals||Calcite and dolomite (white) Diopside (slightly greenish), phlogopite (brownish stria)|
|Average Hardness||3 (according to Mohs’s hardness scale 1-10)|