Stones can have many aliases. This is due to language differences, supplier choice, coloquial trends or slang, or sometimes errors and ambiguity between rocks. Read more here.
Commercial classification sometimes differs to the scientific, geological designation. In particular, some limestones are deemed marble especially if they take a high polish. Read more here.
|Petrographic assignment||Limestone – Sedimentary|
|Age||180 Million years (Lias)|
MOHS is the standard scale of hardness for minerals 1-10, with 10 being the MOHS of diamond. We also use the broad terms Hard and Soft for simplicity. Read more here.
A creamy champagne coloured limestone (polished -marble)
Has classico/semi-classico/fiorito variants.
Petrology:Algae remnants and fractured snail shells are embedded in a micro-crystalline base material. Of note are the irregular runs of brown clay veins forming a striking element. Pores and shrinking fractures have been filled with transparent or white calcite. Highly variable characteristics.
Petrogenesis:A lime sludge containing clay was carried from surrounding mountains and deposited in a sea around the southern Alps, during the early Jurassic period. After compacting to limestone, plate-tectonics and volcanic activity created the mountain ranges which brought the massif to the surface.