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country of origin Brazil
bulk density 2.838 tons/cu.m
water absorption 0.29%
compressive strength (dry) 232.8 Mpa
compressive strength (wet) 184.9 Mpa
flexural strength (dry) 18.6 Mpa
flexural strength (soaked) 16.4 Mpa