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.
North American Bethel White is one of the whitest granites on the natural stone market. It has a regular, fine grain crystal structure of white alkaline feldspar and white-grey to transparent quartz. Dark-grey, and grey-brown phenocrysts of clinozoisite along with some biotite are evenly distributed throughout the rock.
Bethel White is the result of a bright magma, rich in feldspar but lacking in quartz, which slowly crystallised under lightly increased pressure ( initial metamorphosis with formation of clinozoisite). During the course of a long and stable period of cooling over millions of years, a uniform grain size was generated so that Bethel White, as a highly homogeneous hard rock, is ideally suitable for sculpturing.
|Structure Type||Homogeneous Structure|
|Synonyms||Hartwick White, Lord Granit|
|Group||Plutonic rock - Plutonite|
|Age||380 million years (Devon period)|
|Colouring Minerals||White feldspar, colourless quartz, dark-grey/grey-brown clinozoisite, black biotite|
|Average Hardness||6 (according to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10) / Natural stone|
|Deposit||USA - in the Federal State of Vermont, south - east of the town of Burlington, near the small village of Bethel|