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An unmistakable rock of peculiar beauty. Essentially, it is made of three components which draw out over a vast distance with an astounding uniformity:
a) salmon-pink to pale pink areas of medium-grain calcite, either in the shape of small lenses or longer strips (up to 30 cm at a maximum width of 7 cm).
b) white, rounded clasts of fine-grain dolomite, measuring on average only 3-10 cm in length.
c) grey to greenish, often fissured streaks of bright mica (muscovite, phengite, perhaps even phlogopite) and alkaline silicate (chiefly diopside and vesuvianite) between the areas of a) and b), frequently forming blurred boundaries. This texture refers most likely to an ancient, previous conglomerate whose debris has been extensively deformed.
The Norwegian Rose was generated by metamorphosis (rock re-forming) from a magnesium-rich and low-iron content limestone massif. The original rock got into larger depths by tectonic movements of the earth crust and was converted under pressure and temperature into marble during a period of millions of years. Its texture indicates that the original rock has been a chalk conglomerate, the fractures of which were deformed by pressure inside the earth crust and arranged in parallel fibres.
|Structure Type||Slab with Irregular Pattern|
|Synonyms||Furuli Rose, Norvegian Rose, Schwedischer Marmor|
|Age||450 million years (Cambrian period)|
|Colouring Minerals||White dolomite, pink-coloured calcite, greenish streaks of muscovite, phengite|
|Average Hardness||3 (according to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10) / Soft stone|
|Deposit||Vicinity of Fauske, in the Salten countryside, Norway|