Stone of the Month: May 2010
Branco Rosal limestone/marbleAbsorption by weight 3.05%
Density 156 pounds/cubic foot (2,498.88 kg/cu.m)
Compressive strength 10,005 (69 MPa)
Flexural strength 1,450 psi (10.7 MPa)
Abrasion resistance 16.83
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