Blue Pearl #9
Blue Pearl quarry #9 is a type of Blue Pearl sourced from the Monzonite quarry. With the deep blue-grey colour, it is very similar to our Blue Pearl LG. We have 3 colours: HQ Plus, HQ and Classic.
The Blue Pearl #9 quarry
Blue Pearl quarry #9 originates from the Monzonite quarry which has been in operation for several years now. The Monzonite quarry produces the materials Blue Pearl DB HQ and Blue Pearl DB. The Blue Pearl DB quarry has a solid formation and most of the production is blocks of medium to large sizes.
Name: Monzonite, Tvedalen
Location: Larvik, Norway
Blue Pearl quarry #9 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||2760 ± 4 kg/m3|
|Porosity||EN 1936||0,3 ± 0,1 vol%|
|Water absorption||EN 13755||0,1 ± 0,1 massa%|
|Flexural Strength||EN 12372||12,8 ± 0 MPa (E- = 12,1 MPa)|
|Compressive Strength||EN 1926||172,9 ± 30 MPa (E- = 118 MPa)|
|Wear resistance||EN 14157||18,5 mm (E+ = 19 mm)|
|Frost resistance||EN 12371||Frost resistant (>168 cycles)|