Blue Pearl #8
Blue Pearl #8 is a type of Blue Pearl sourced from our new Blue Pearl quarry. Characterized by a deep blue appearance, the colour of Blue Pearl #8 is similar to that of Blue Pearl #1 LG. However, the size and shape of the crystals have more resemblance to Blue Pearl #9.
The Blue Pearl #8 quarry
With the first blocks produced in September 2019, Blue Pearl quarry #8 is the youngest quarry of Larvik Granite. The quarry is still under development, with an estimated production of 1.500m³ per year. Production is continuously increasing, securing a constant supply of Blue Pearl #8 blocks.
Name: Vevja Øst (Tvedalen)
Location: Larvik, Norway
Blue Pearl quarry #8 is a magmatic rock, syenite (Larvikite according to origin).
- Key minerals: Anorthoclase (80-85 %)
- Accessory minerals: Biotite, pyroxene, amphibole
- Geological age: Permian (250 Ma)
|Petrographic classification||Mean value + /- standard deviation|
|Apparent Density||EN 1936||2709 ± 12 kg/m3|
|Porosity||EN 1936||0,3 ± 0 vol%|
|Water absorption||EN 13755||0,1 ± 0,1 massa%|
|Flexural Strength||EN 12372||12 ± 1 MPa (E- = 9,2 MPa)|
|Compressive Strength||EN 1926||163,7 ± 28 MPa (E- = 112 MPa)|
|Wear resistance||EN 14157||18 mm (E+ = 18 mm)|
|Frost resistance||EN 12371||Frost resistant (>168 cycles)|