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Nero Assoluto

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

Fine-crystalline, dense and very homogeneous plutonic rock belonging to the darkest natural rocks. Nero Assoluto consists of a uniform mixture of black pyroxene minerals, colourless plagioclase feldspar and black-grey metallic shimmering magnetite ore. Olivine, apatite and titanite can also be found as lesser constituents. The possibly rough surface is created by short-term heating of the stone surface and transformation of the upper crystal layer into slate-like structure.

Petrogenesis

Nero Assoluto was generated from a dark, alkaline magma type with gabbro content, which got stuck in the earth crust as a gigantic cone-shaped pluton and then cooled uniformly. Consequently, crystallisation resulted in a highly regular grain size.

Price group 4
Colour black
Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Homogeneous Structure
Outdoor conditionally suitable
Synonyms Absolute Black Zimbabwe, Nero Assoluto Z
Group Original Rock Type
Petrographic Assignment Granite
Age 1.4 billion year (Precambrian)
Deposit Zimbabwe
Novelty No
Colour black
Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Homogeneous Structure
Synonyms Absolute Black Zimbabwe, Nero Assoluto Z
Group Original Rock Type
Petrographic Assignment Granite
Age 1.4 billion year (Precambrian)
Deposit Zimbabwe