A granite consisting of feldspar minerals and quartz. The feldspar occurs in crystals measuring 2-4cm in size, distinguishable by their greyish-green sheen when held against the light. Quartz is slightly bluish and it varies in quantity. The structure has an even structure, which ensures a uniform appearance despite the angle of the cut. Suitable for all indoor and outdoor applications.
Quarried from: Kiuruvesi, Finland
Age of stone: 1.8 billion years
EN 1936 Density 2720 kg/m3
EN 13755 Water absorption 0,2 %
EN1926 Compressive strength 186 MPa, lower expected value 165 MPa
EN12371 Compressive strength, frost resistance 193 MPa
EN12372 Flexural strength 9,9 MPa, lower expected value 7,6 MPa
EN 12371 Compressive strength, frost resistance 9,7 MPa
EN 14157 Abrasion resistance 11,0 mm
EN 13364 Breaking load at dowel hole 1850 N, lower expected value 1465 N
EN 14231 Slip resistance/dry condition 94, wet condition 71
Hardness: 6.0 Mohs
How to find the quarry:
Address: Liiterimäentie, 74640 Kiuruvesi.
Drive 40 km from Pielavesi towards Kiuruvesi. After this, turn right to the Taipaleenlahdentie road and drive approx. 700 m. Turn left at the Musti/Tuomela sign. Drive approx. 300 m and turn left at the ’20’ sign. Drive 300 m and turn left before the building. The 600 m long road takes you to the quarry.