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Stone of the Month: Purangaw Ipe

May 5, 2003


This Stone of the Month supplied by Granito Zucchi, Serra, Espirito Santo, Brazil. 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 Brazil
bulk specific gravity 2,604 kg/cu.m
water absorption 0.47%
compressive strength 105 MPa
modulus of rupture 8.51 Mpa