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.
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.
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.
|Structure Type||Slab with Irregular Pattern|
|Synonyms||Royal Norwegian Green, Masi|
|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)|