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Rosso Damasco

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

This lime stone gets its lively ornaments from differing concentration of the colour pigment hematite. In this case, this is a chemically very stable red iron oxide, which is imbedded in very fine distribution in the main mineral calcite. This type of lime stone is very changeable; every plate is unique! 

Petrogenesis

Lime stone has been generated by deposition of lime on the sea bed. In this case, also single-cell micro-organisms probably participated in the excretion of lime initially dissolved in water. Here, larger fossil inclusions cannot be recognised.

Hardness Soft Stone
Structure Type Slab with Irregular Pattern
Synonyms Numidian Red, Rosso Numidia
Group Sediment rock
Petrographic Assignment Lime stone
Age -
Colouring Minerals All red shades: Admixture of hematite in lime stone
Average Hardness 3 (according to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10)
Deposit Probably Algiers