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Salisbury Pink

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 dimension stone has a granite composition. It consists also of the colouring feldspar kinds (most of it probably alkali feldspar), grey transparent quartz and some dark mica. The structure of the mineral grains shows a light direction orientation indicating a starting metamorphosis. 

Petrogenesis

Granite is the most frequent and technically important of all plutonic rock kinds. Granite is bright and occurs in various colours determined by the minerals in this. Granite solidified at a depth of several kilometres when giant magma bubbles cooled down slowly. Due to this, a fully crystalline, tight structure without direction was generated.

Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Homogeneous Structure
Synonyms Camelia Pink, Bethel Pink, Carolina Pink
Group Plutonic rocks
Petrographic Assignment Granite
Age 380 m. years (Devonian)
Colouring Minerals Pink feldspar coloured by hematite, black biotite, grey quartz
Average Hardness 6-7 (according to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10)
Deposit USA, North Carolina, Salisbury