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Kashmir 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

Kashmir White belongs to the granulite group which, within the metamorphic hard rock group are exceptional. Granulite is bright, almost mica-free garnet gneiss originating from the lower earth crust. It is a hard rock of fine to medium-sized grain with a lightly indicated streaky structure. The basic white-grey, ivory-coloured or lightly green basic shade is only interrupted by dark red garnet crystals of up to 1 cm in size and rarely by black, fine biotite streaks. 

Petrogenesis

Granulite contains garnet crystals which are indicator minerals of a high-grade metamorphosis (rock transformation). During primeval times of the earth, silicate-rich paragneiss and mica slate were re-crystallised in a depth of 20-30 km in the transition zone of the earth crust/ mantle at a pressure of 5 to 10 kilo bar and a temperature of around 1,000 to 1,200 °C over a period of millions of years.

Price group 3
Colour yellow
Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Slab with Irregular Pattern
Outdoor suitable
Synonyms Bianco Kashmere White
Group Metamorphite
Petrographic Assignment Gneiss
Age 1.4 billion years (Precambrian)
Deposit Indien
Novelty No
Colour yellow
Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Slab with Irregular Pattern
Synonyms Bianco Kashmere White
Group Metamorphite
Petrographic Assignment Gneiss
Age 1.4 billion years (Precambrian)
Deposit Indien