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Stone of the Month: Ouro Brasil granite

October 11, 2006
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Country of origin: Brazil
Compression breaking: 1,514 kg/sq.cm
Compression breaking load after freezing: 1.450 kg/sq.cm
Ultimate tensile strength: 93 kg/sq.cm
Water absorption: 0.18%
Bulk density: 2,566 kg/cu.m

This Stone of the Month supplied by Marmi Bruno Zanet, Volargne, Verona, Italy. Technical details provide a frame of reference only. Because stone is a product of nature, testing to determine specific physical qualities should be repeated for each project. To submit your own Stone of the Month, send a high-resolution digital image along with ASTM results to Stone of the Month, Stone World, 210 Route 4 East, Suite 311, Paramus, NJ 07652.

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