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Nero Assoluto

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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.


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

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