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Sapphire Brown Granite

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Description

Sapphire Brown granite is a very coarse-grained, brown-red cordieritefels with big, brown-red feldspar phenocrysts and blue-grey quartz. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite but in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as a cordieritefel. During the polishing process a clear epoxy resin filler may be used to fill any micro fissures or tiny pitting however this does not affect the integrity of the stone, it merely provides an even smoother surface finish. Sapphire Brown granite is suitable for both interior and exterior use futhermore is frost resistant and with a constant polish.

Products

Suitable for construction projects both commercial and domestic, prefabricated countertops/worktops, vanities, tiles, backsplashes, paving, fireplaces and memorials.

Surface Finish

Sapphire Brown Granite looks best with a gloss polished surface but is also available as honed, leather/satin, river-washed/antique, thermal/flamed, flamed & brushed, water-jet, bush-hammered, sandblast and sawn finish.

Sealing

Test with a small sample. It is possible that a sealant can be used on Sapphire Brown granite however excessive attempts at sealing it could actually create a residue film build-up.

Synonyms

Brown Saphire, Marron Zafiro, Saphir Brown, Saphire Brown, Sapphir Brown, Zaphir Brown, Zephyr Rot

Quarry Location

Sapphire Brown granite is quarried near Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, Western and Eastern Ghats, India.

Mineral Composition

Orthoclase: 62%, Quartz: 27%, Hornblende: 5%, Biotite: 3%, Plagioclase: 2%, Mafite: 1%

Granite Slabs

Sapphire Brown granite slabs are available in standard 20mm and 30mm thickness for random slabs, cut-to-size (dimensioned) slabs and prefabricated countertops to the customer's specifications, 40mm thick slabs are produced but are not usually held in stock for immediate despatch.

Standard Slab Sizes
Large Gangsaw Slabs (2800mm & above x 1800mm & above)
Medium Gangsaw Slabs (2200mm & above x 1200mm & above)
Vertical Cutter Slabs (2200mm & above x 600~900mm)

Premium Quality Slab Sizes
When available 3000+mm x 2000+mm

Granite Countertops
Free length or made to your dimensions, standard sizes are
2400~3200 x 600/630/700/900/1000/1200 x 30 mm

Memorial/Monumental Slabs
50mm through to 200mm thick are cut to customer specifications, please Contact Us with the material(s), sizes and finishes you require.

Granite Tiles

Sapphire Brown granite Premium & Commercial quality calibrated, bevelled & grooved matching granite tiles.

Standard Tile Sizes
305 x 305 x 10 mm (12" x 12" x 3/8")
610 x 305 x 10 mm (24" x 12" x 3/8")
400 x 400 x 10 mm (15 3/4" x 15 3/4" x 3/8")
457 x 457 x 10/12 mm (18" x 18" x 3/8~1/2")
610 x 610 x 15/18 mm (24" x 24" x 6/10~7/10")

Furthermore 305/400/457/610 mm x Freelength, normally up to 2000mm (78.75") for you to cut to length on site. Longer lengths can easily be produced HOWEVER this could possibly create an on-site handling and cutting production challenge.

As you can see our granite tile production size capabilities are extremely flexible, please Contact Us with the material(s), sizes and finishes you require.

CE Marking Of Natural Stone

Contractors can be responsible for the accuracy of the data, to learn more about this directive please read here.

Technical Specifications

Density: 2063 Kg/M3
Compression Tensile Strength: 2364 kg/cm2
Tensile Strength After Freeze-Thaw Cycles: 2228 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 312 kg/cm2
Water Imbibition Coefficient: 0.001800
Mass By Unit Of Volume: 2680 kg/m3
Hardness (Moh's Scale):

Note: These figures and details are given for guidance purposes only, no reliance should be taken as to their accuracy.

Cordieritefels

A phaneritic, intrusive igneous rock characterized by a predominance of plagioclase feldspar (90-100%), and a minimal mafic component (0-10%). Pyroxene, ilmenite, magnetite and olivine are the mafic minerals most commonly present. Cordierite typically occurs in contact or regional metamorphism of argillaceous rocks. It is especially common in hornfels produced by contact metamorphism of pelitic rocks. Two common metamorphic mineral assemblages include sillimanite-cordierite-spinel and cordierite-spinel-plagioclase-orthopyroxene. Other associated minerals include garnet (cordierite-garnet-sillimanite gneisses) and anthophyllite. Cordierite also occurs in some granites, pegmatites, and norites in gabbroic magmas.

Quarry Blocks

This is a very large granite quarry yielding several, selectable, grades of granite with blocks suitable for gangsaw size down to economical tile-sized and monument blocks. Extraction commenced in the very early 1980s. For commercial projects it is important to ensure that blocks are selected from the same quarry face.

Rough blocks are usually exported by Break Bulk however intermodal containerisation is available at extra cost. Finished products are packed into sea-worthy wooden crates and loaded into containers.

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