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Striato

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 is genuine marble because it is crystalline marble. The calcite crystals measure between 1 and 3 mm. The only decoration is grey stripes, orientated almost in parallel. 

Petrogenesis

This is a fully crystalline ("Genuine?) marble in contrast to not crystalline limestone (wrongly called "marble? in trade, if it can be polished). Rocks of this type were generated, when limestone crystallised under high pressures and temperatures. This occurred e.g. during up-folding of mountain ranges. Marble can often be purely white in contrast to limestone. The grey stripes are probably caused by very fine dispersed graphite. This also crystalline carbon is evidence of previous life forms.

Hardness Soft Stone
Structure Type Homogeneous Structure
Synonyms Bianco Striata, Bleu Striata, Grigeo Striata, Marmara
Group Metamorphic rock
Petrographic Assignment Marble
Age Middle earth age (Mesozoic)
Colouring Minerals White calcite, grey graphite
Average Hardness Approximately 3 (According to Mohs's hardness scale 1-10)
Deposit Island of Marmara - Turkey