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.

Ipanema Golden
country of origin Brazil
absorption by weight 0.23%
density 165 pounds/square foot
compressive strength 21,000 psi
flexural strength 1,250 psi