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Lappland Green

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

Generated by metamorphosis from light quartz sandstone, with inclusions of emerald green fuchsite bands, a chrome-containing variant of the silvery muscovite mica. Up to 5 cm wide green bands, decreasing colour intensity towards the edge with centrally embedded dark silicate, black biotite. 

Petrogenesis

The quartzite Lapland Green has been generated by rock metamorphosis of a clay-containing, fine-grain sandstone in the lower layers of the earth crust under increased pressure and high temperatures. The sandstone massif got into the lower earth crust through earth crust movements and has been superimposed by younger sediments. The different mica minerals have been generated under pressure and heat from the clay inclusions.

Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Slab with Irregular Pattern
Synonyms Royal Norwegian Green, Masi
Group Metamorphite
Petrographic Assignment Quartzite
Age 600 Million years (Pre-Cambrian)
Colouring Minerals White-grey quartz, green fuchsite, black biotite
Average Hardness 6 (according to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10) / Natural stone
Deposit Norway, near Masi s. Alta (near Arctic Circle)