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

Rosa Monção

Granite

Macroscopic Description

Coarse grained granite, porphyroid, dominantly biotitic. Light rosy colour is determined by the tonality of the potash feldspar megacrystals.

 

Prevailing Applications

Exterior facing (polished) and masonry.

 

Physio-Mecanical Properties

 

Compression breaking load

Mpa

143

Compression breaking load after freezing test

Mpa

149

Bending Strength

Mpa

14.5

Volumetric Weight

Kg/m3

2 640

Water absorption at N.P.

%

0.3

Apparent porosity

%

0.7

Thermal Linear expansion

X10-6 perº C

6.5

Abrasion Test

mm

0.2

Impact test: Minimum fall height

mm

0.75

 

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Country: Portugal | District: Viana do Castelo| Municipality: Monção/Taías

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