This Stone of the Month supplied by BCS-Brazil Consortium of Stones, Cachoeiro de Itapemirm, ES, 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

density 2,732 kg/cu.m

porosity 0.17%

water absorption 0.06%

compression strength 119.9 MPa

impact strength 0.46 m