Green Sea – information about the type of stone

26.01.2019

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Granite consisting of feldspar minerals and quartz. The feldspar can be seen under light as 2-4 cm crystals distinguishable by their greyish green glow. Quartz is slightly bluish; the quartz content varies. The structure is unaligned. Suitable for all applications both indoors and outdoors.

Colour variation: Minor

Weather resistance: Good

Wear resistance: Good

Place of extraction: Kiuruvesi

Technical characteristics:

Density: 2,785 kg/m3

Water absorption: 0.10 p-%

Compressive strength: 187 Mpa

Flexural strength: 16.0 Mpa

Hardness: 6.0 Mohs

Mineral composition:

Orthoclase: 33%

Plagioclase: 36%

Quartz: 5%

Orthopyroxene: 12%

Hornblende: 6%

Biotite: 3%

Other: 5%

How to find the quarry:

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.

Surface treatment options

Polished surface
Matt-honed surface
Flamed surface
Hammered surface
Split surface

Polished surface

A polished surface is suitable for monuments and various interior design applications.

Matt-honed surface

A matte-honed surface is suitable for monuments and various interior design applications.

Flamed surface

Stone flaming makes the surface of the stone rough. A flamed surface is suitable for various garden and construction applications in which the surface of the stone must not be slippery. A flamed surface is lighter than a honed surface.

Hammered surface

Like flaming, hammering makes the surface of the stone rough. Hammering is a suitable surface treatment for garden stones, but can also be used as a decorative effect on gravestones. A hammered surface is lighter than a honed surface.

Split surface

A split surface highlights the natural surface of the stone. Splitting is suitable for garden and building stones, and for the sides of gravestones.


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