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Palisandro

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

Cream-white to light brown-white, fine crystal, sugar grain-like dolomite marble with occasional decent light brown to golden brown stria and stripes. These consist of enrichments of minute flakes of phlogopite (magnesium-containing, brown mica). If the phlogopite is evenly distributed on the rock, Palisandro takes on a light brownish colour. At a certain lighting angle, the mica shimmers like gold flitter and gives this rock a noble decor.

Petrogenesis

Dolomite marble has been generated by metamorphosis from magma-rich, clay-containing limestone. During the metamorphosis of the lime into dolomite marble, the clay forms, in combination with magnesium, brown shimmering mica minerals (phlogopite), which are differently concentrated in the rocks.

Hardness Soft Stone
Structure Type Slab with Irregular Pattern
Synonyms Crevola Palisandro Classico
Group Metamorphite
Petrographic Assignment Marble
Age 250 Million years (Permian)
Colouring Minerals Brown phlogopite, cream-white dolomite
Average Hardness 3 (according to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10) / Soft stone
Deposit Italy, province Novara, near Crevoladossola