Country of origin      Brazil

Alexandrita quartz

Weight per unit of volume bulk density (interior)            2620 Kg/m3

Weight per unit of volume bulk density (exterior)           2640 Kg/m3

Compressive strength (interior)     1710 Kg/cm3

Compressive strength (exterior)    740 Kg/cm3

Modulus of rupture (interior)         170 Kg/cm3

Modulus of rupture (exterior)        185 Kg/cm3

Moisture absorption by weight (interior)  0.10%

Moisture absorption by weight (exterior)    0.12%

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