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

Sienito Monchique

Granite

Macroscopic Description

Medium to coarse grained nepheline syenite with a grayish general colour from wich reddish-brown grains of nepheline stand out.

 

Prevailing Applications

Mansonry. Interiors and exterior facing.

 

Physio-Mecanical Properties

 

Compression breaking load

Kg/cm2

1 055

Compression breaking load after freezing test

Kg/cm2

856

Bending Strength

Kg/cm2

178

Volumetric Weight

Kg/m3

2 553

Water absorption at N.P.

%

0.25

Apparent porosity

%

0.65

Thermal Linear expansion

X10-6 perº C

13.8

Abrasion Test

mm

0.5

Impact test: Minimum fall height

cm

55

 

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Country: Portugal | District: Faro| Municipality: Monchique

 

 

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