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Paladio

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

Conglomerates are debris rocks, the components of which have a diameter of over 2 mm and are rounded. Here, diverse rocks can be recognised as "Ingredients?: Reddish gneiss and rhyolite, darker green slate, mica slate and phyllite as well as quartzite and quartz pebbles. 

Petrogenesis

Conglomerates are solidified pebbles, as they occur in river valleys or on sea shores. Depending on the catchment area, most different rock types - like in this case - can be deposited together, which possibly never could have been generated next to each other. The binding material is very solid and hard; a metamorphosis caused an intensive and permanent "Welding? of the coarse rock components under high pressures and temperatures. Therefore, they seem to merge into each other without seams.

Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Slab with Irregular Pattern
Synonyms Palladino, Pallagio, Palldium
Group Metamorphous rock
Petrographic Assignment Conglomerate
Age 600 million years (Pre-Cambrian)
Colouring Minerals Composed of many different rock types
Average Hardness 6-7(according to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10)
Deposit Brazil, Ceara, Inaja