Stone of the Month: Byzantium
This Stone of the Month supplied by Tekmar, Istanbul, Turkey. 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 Turkey
unit volume (by density) 2.73 gr/cu.cm
absorption (by weight) 0.21%
absorption (by volume) 0.56%
compressive strength 505 kgf/sq.cm
hardness 3 Mohs