Country of origin: Brazil

Apparent unit mass: 2,640 kg/cu.m

Coefficient of abrasion: 8.33 mm

Simple compression: 130.42 MPa

Flexural strength: 19.85 MPa

Simple compression (after 20 freeze/thaw cycles): 132 MPa

Sliding friction wear test: 3.50 mm

Impact test: 23.5 kg cm

Hardness: 4 Mohs

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