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Fior di Bosco

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 limestone consists of numerous lime-shell microorganisms (for instance: foraminifera), fractured shells and oolitic layers. Fine micro cracks healed with calcite are typical.

Petrogenesis

Limestone, like this one, is generated at the seabed in a relatively low water depth. The largest proportion of the lime substance is biogenetic, meaning of organic origin. Lime sludge, deposited in between, acts as an inorganic binding agent.

Hardness Soft Stone
Structure Type Homogeneous Structure
Synonyms Etruscan Grey
Group Sediment rock
Petrographic Assignment Limestone
Age 20-60 million years (Tertiary)
Colouring Minerals Calcite
Average Hardness 3 (according to Mohs’s hardness scale 1-10)
Deposit Italy / Suvereto