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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

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. 

Petrogenesis

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.

Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Homogeneous Structure
Synonyms Hartwick White, Lord Granit
Group Plutonic rock - Plutonite
Petrographic Assignment Granite
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