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Imperial 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

Imperial White stands out by its white base colouring, criss-crossed by discrete black-grey, streaky to cloudy ornaments of biotite mica. Depending on the block, and its potassium feldspar content, the rock may take on a light pink shimmer which originates from hematite (iron oxide) inclusions in the feldspar.

Petrogenesis

Imperial White was generated as a result of the partial re-melting of an originally granite rock in the deeper regions of the earth crust which mixed, in small quantities, with clay slate sediments. The black mica streaks result from the clay slate.

Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Slab with Irregular Pattern
Synonyms Bianco Imperial White, Tippo White
Group Metamorphite
Petrographic Assignment Gneiss
Age 1.1 billion years (Precambrian)
Colouring Minerals White feldspar, pink-coloured feldspar, colourless-light grey quartz, black biotite
Average Hardness 6 (according to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10) / Natural stone
Deposit India - in the Federal State of Tamiladu