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Shivagashi

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Petrography

Very light structure of pale yellowish feldspar and transparent quartz, strongly directional, although only very few and very small black flakes of biotite are included. However, irregular, frequently fading, cloudy, colourful bands appear, interspersed with grey quartz, dark-red garnet together with red haematite and brown limonite stripes.  

Petrogenesis

Shivakashi belongs to the metamorphous stone group of migmatite, a mixture of orthogneiss and paragneiss. Magma granite, as well as low-quartz sediment rock, is the original rock, which has been changed by faults in the earth crust under pressure and heat into a new rock. It is characterised by a typical division into light and dark zones, a texture, which otherwise only occurs in marble.

Hardness Hard Stone
Structure Type Slab with Irregular Pattern
Synonyms Shiva Yellow, Yellow Summer
Group Metamorphite
Petrographic Assignment Gneiss - Migmatite
Age 600 million years (Precambrian)
Colouring Minerals White-yellowish feldspar, grey-transparent quartz, some black biotite, dark-red garnet, red haematite, brown limonite
Average Hardness 6 (according to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10) / Natural stone
Deposit India, Neighbourhood of Salem / Federal State of Tamil Nadu