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Juparana Classico

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Petrography

Ochre yellow to yellowish brown, coloured by limonite (iron hydroxide), medium to coarse-grained orthogneiss. The black biotite shows in the form of veins of up to 2 cm but can also occur concentrated in the form of streaks, which then gives the stone a contrast-rich, extensive structure. Juparana Classico is one of the rare and most exclusive gneiss varieties of Brazil. 

Petrogenesis

The Juparana types are part of the orthogneiss group, i.e. they were generated by metamorphosis of originally granite rocks. During the Precambrian Period, mountain ranges were formed on the South American Shield. During the course of this process, some rock complexes were lifted and folded up, while others were pushed into deeper regions of the earth crust.

Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Slab with Irregular Pattern
Synonyms Juparana Brasile, Yellow Juparana Granite
Group Metamorphite
Petrographic Assignment Gneiss - Orthogneiss
Age 1.6 billion years (Precambrian)
Colouring Minerals Ochre-yellow feldspar, coloured by limonite, colourless, light-grey quartz, black biotite
Average Hardness 6-7 (according to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10) / Natural stone
Deposit Brazil - several quarries in the neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro