Manuel & Cardoso - Processing and Marketing of Natural Stones and Compounds

Azul Alpalhão (SPI)

Granite

Macroscopic Description

Fine Grained and dominantly biotite granite, with homogeneous greyish colour.

 

Prevailing Applications

Exterior facing. Burial monuments.

 

Physio-Mecanical Properties

 

Compression breaking load

Kg/cm2

2 534

Compression breaking load after freezing test

Kg/cm2

2 408

Bending Strength

Kg/cm2

219

Volumetric Weight

Kg/m3

2 661

Water absorption at N.P.

%

0.29

Apparent porosity

%

0.78

Thermal Linear expansion

X10-6 perº C

8.8

Abrasion Test

mm

0.4

Impact test: Minimum fall height

cm

65-70

 

Location

 

Country: Portugal | District: Portalegre | Municipality: Nisa - Alpalhão

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