Emerald Pearl #6
Emerald Pearl quarry #6 is an elegant dark green stone with silver-blue pearls. The stone has a uniform structure and consistent quality. At present, production is mainly commercial qualities. In newer levels, we see improved colour and quality.
The Emerald Pearl #6 quarry
Our Emerald Pearl quarry #6 is located at Klaastad. The production started in 2002. The quarry produces blocks of mixed sizes and qualities. There is a constant increase in dark and uniform material.
Location: Larvik, Norway
Emerald Pearl quarry #6 is a magmatic rock, syenite (Larvikite according to origin).
- Key minerals: Anorthoclase (80-85 %)
- Accessory minerals: Biotite, augite, olivine, nepheline, hemo-ilmenite, apatite, magnetite, hematite
- Geological age: Permian (250 Ma)
|Petrographic classification||Mean value + /- standard deviation|
|Apparent Density||EN 1936||2710 ± 10,5 kg/m3|
|Porosity||EN 1936||0,3 ± 0,1 vol%|
|Water absorption||EN 13755|
|Flexural Strength||EN 12372||17,6 ± 1 MPa (E- = 15,5 MPa)|
|Compressive Strength||EN 1926||158 ± 19 MPa (E- = 118 MPa)|
|Wear resistance||EN 14157||16,5 ± 0,5 mm (E+ = 17,8 mm)|
|Frost resistance||EN 12371||Frost resistant (>168 cycles)|