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Stone of the Month: Desert Monzonite

March 3, 2003
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This Stone of the Month supplied by Mystic Granite & Marble of Orlando, FL. 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 transparency or an 8- x 10-inch or larger print of any stone material along with ASTM results to Stone of the Month, Stone World, 210 Route 4 East, Suite 311, Paramus, NJ 07652.

country of origin Saudi Arabia
density 2629 kg/cu.m
water absorption 0.02%
compressive strength (dry) 154 N/mm2
flexural strength (dry) 11.50 N/mm2
modulus of rupture (dry) 18.80 N/mm2
abrasion resistance 27.0

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