Silver green – information about the type of stone

25.01.2019

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Silver Green is silvery, patterned quartzite extracted from Varpaisjärvi.  It is well suited for use in funeral memorials and as decorative stone both indoors and outdoors.

Colour variation: Modest

Weather resistance: Good

Wear resistance: Good

Place of extraction: Varpaisjärvi

Technical characteristics:

Compressive strength: 169.0 Mpa

Flexural strength: 18.1 Mpa

Hardness: 5.7 Mohs

Mineral composition:

Quartz: 65.2%

Muscovite: 10.1%

Chlorite: 17.2%

Epidote: 7.0%

Biotite: 0.5%

How to find the quarry:

Drive 18 km from Varpaisjärvi to the Rautavaara direction, turn left from the top of the hill. The quarry can be seen on the left side after driving 1 km.

Surface treatment options

Polished surface
Diamond-brushed surface
Matte-honed surface
Flamed surface
Hammered surface
Split surface

Polished surface

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

Diamond-brushed surface

Diamond-brushing gives the stone a matte finish and a slightly uneven surface structure. A diamond-brushed surface is suitable for gravestones and interior design applications.

Matte-honed surface

A matte-honed surface is beautiful on gravestones and in interior design applications.

Flamed surface

Stone flaming provides a rough texture on the surface of the stone. A flamed surface is suitable for garden and building applications in which the surface of the stone must not be slippery. A flamed surface is slightly lighter than a honed surface.

Hammered surface

A hammered surface is rough and matte. Hammering is a suitable surface treatment for garden stones when the stone must not be slippery, and as a decorative effect on gravestones. A hammered surface is lighter than a honed surface.

Split surface

Splitting highlights the natural broken surface of the stone. Splitting is a suitable surface treatment for various garden and building stones, and for the sides of gravestones.


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