Unique Beige/Cream Colored Quartzite (Geologically - Orthoquartzite)
Minecorp Quartzite

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This is a unique beige/cream colored Quartzite (Geologically: Orthoquartzite) which is having almost 99% silica, takes excellent mirror polish, is acid proof, weather proof, does not degrade in salty water or moisture, There is negligible effect of any heat and cold on this stone, practically one of the most durable rock in world! ASTM testing (American standards for stone testing) also suggests that it’s a top class building material.

There are different applications of this sandstone as in wall cladding, garden paving, cobbles, swimming pool exterior flooring, normal flooring, building exterior as cladding or pillars, artifacts and more.

Quarry: Leased to Minecorp,

Production capacity: Large as per demand

Raw Block Sizes: Gangsaw Size generally 6X10 ft. or more, customized as per requirement.

Pattern: Horizontally – Plane, Vertically – Lining

Minecorp Quartzite are very Hard, Compact, Fine grained, equi-granular homogeneous rocks of sedimentary nature (Sandstone) & metamorphic nature (Quartzite), Physical properties are as follows:

Visual Appearance - (as per EN 12057i2004, EN 12058:2004, EN 1469:2004)Colour- Buff to Light

Brown
Texture - uniform rounded to sub rounded, Medium grained

Mineralogy - The rock is medium grained, hard and compact in nature, butf & light brown in color predominately consist of quartz mineral. Feldspar & other minerals are accompanied in lesser amount. The grains are usually uniform in size rounded to sub rounded and cemented by siliceous materials
Hardness (Moh's Hardness {Test Method -cDos/TP/23)5 to 6
Density2.471 Kg/m3
Compressive Strength (Test Method- ASTM c170/c 170M-09)90 to 144 N/mm2
Modulus of Rupture16-40 N/mm2
Water Absorption (Test Method- ASTM C97/C 97M-09)1.60
PorosityLow to very low
Resistance to Salt Crystallization (Test method- EN '12370:1999) %0.68
Surface Frictional Properties using the British Pendulum Tester (Test Method - ASTM E 303-93)64
Flexural Strength (Test Method- ASTM C88O/C 88OM-09) Mpa, Standard Deviation: 1.59
Average Value: 16.63
Modulus of Rupture (Test Method- ASTM C99/C 99 M-09)Standard Deviation: 18.72
Average Value: 01.80
Abrasion Resistance (Test Method- ASTM C 241i C 24lM-09)Average Value: 46.61
Bulk Specific Gravity (Test Method- ASTM c97/c 97M-09)2.50
Durability of Natural Building Stones (Test method- tS 1126:1974)Average Value: -0.125
Weather ImpactResistant

Minecorp Quartzite are very resistant Mono-Mineralic rocks, principally composed of silica. The other minor constituents vary from origin to origin, Chemical properties are as follows:

SiO2%98.77%
Iron (Fe2O3)%0.56%
Alumina (Al2O3)%NIL
Lime (CaO)%NIL
Magnesia (MgO)%NIL
Loss On Ignition (LOI)%0.38

SIZES OF SLABS

1. Quartzite Gangsaw Slabs (2,3 & 4 Cm Thickness)

  • 280 X 185 Cm & above
  • 270 X 150 Cm & above

2. Quartzite Mini Gangsaw Slabs (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 & 10 Cm Thickness)

  • 250 X 140 Cm & above
  • 250 X 120 Cm & above
  • 200 X 100 Cm & above

3. Quartzite Cutter (Vertical) Slabs (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 & 10 Cm Thickness)

  • 240 X 70 Cm & above
  • 200 X 70 Cm & above
  • 180 X 70 Cm & above
  • 150 & 70 Cm & above

4. Quartzite Slabs Cut to Size:

  • 60 X 60 , 70 X 70, 80 X 80, 90 X 90, 100 X 100 and other sizes as per Requirement.
Cutter Size240 Cm x 120 Cm↓
Mini Gang Saw250 Cm x 140 Cm↑
Gang Saw300 Cm x 190 Cm↑
Jumbo Gang Saw350 Cm x 200 Cm↓
SLABSGang saw and Cutter
CUT TO SIZE30X30,30X60,60X60,60X120,120X120 and others
FINISHESPolished, Leather, Honed, Flamed, Antique, bush hammered, Flamed & brush etc.
USESWall cladding, garden paving, cobbles, swimming pool exterior flooring, normal flooring, building exterior as cladding or pillars, artifacts and more.