This marble is made of calcite minerals showing occasional granoblastic texture and has some schistose character.
Permian aged Aegean Bordeaux marble has Bordeaux-red zones on a gray background. Lithologically it is a calcshist. This marble is made of calcite minerals showing occasional granoblastic texture and has some schistose character. Traces of quartz, felspar, sericite along the schistosity and epidote and opaque minerals in the form of microllites are also observed. Can be used in interior/exterior plating and decoration. There are some in interior/exterior plating and decoration. There are some fractures in block locally. Gives good plates. The suitability to cut sides and corners and the shapeability are difficult. It can be parted at the fissures during polished by neat pulse method. It is normally cuttable by special saw. There isnt any rusting risk. Block dimensions vary between 1.50*1.50*0.80m and 2.0*1.80*1.20m. Plates of 1,2, or 3cm thick and desired dimensions can be produced.Hardness: 3-4(mohs)Unit Volume Weight: 2,77 (gr/cm3)Density: 2,84 (gr/cm3)Porosity: 0,6%Compressive strength: 522 (kgf/cm2)Strength to blow: 6 (kgf/cm2)Strength to bending: 133 (kgf/cm2)Modules of elasticity: 72300 (kgf/cm2)Ratio of fullness: 99,5%Degree of pores: 2,5%Average abrasion: 34,3 (cm3/50cm2)Average of tensile strength: 90 (kgf/cm2)