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.
Verde Perola, Bahia Green, Lincoln, Verde Amazonia
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.
Granite (Plutonite)
Petrographic assignment Granite – Charnockite
Age 1.2 Billion years (Precambrian)
Colouring minerals: Dark green-olive feldspar, yellow-olive feldspar, blue-grey quartz, black biotite
Average hardness
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.
6 (Hard)
Origin Brazil – near Ubatuba village


The images of each stone aim to give a faithful representation of the structure and colouring. The close-ups are generally taken from a sample around 100mm in height to get the detailing of the grain and crystals. The slab images are usually between 2000x1000mm and 3000x1900mm approximately, to give a more overall picture of the pattern. This is for guidance only, when seeking a specific pattern and colour matching, please obtain a sample or arrange for the slab to be viewed in person. When placing the order, you may require a photo of the actual slab before production, the colour and character can vary significantly even throughout the same block within natural materials. Also monitor calibration, camera settings and lighting can all effect how the materials are perceived.

A medium to coarse grained, olive-green granite (charnockite) of the Precambrian period with large quantities of quartz and some red garnets.
There are many different quarries supplying similar granites under many different names but all from the same region.

Popular and typical usage

Kitchen Worktops:95%

Bathroom Surfaces:75%

Petrology: Charnokite is a predominantly dark green plutonic rock similar to granite, the magma of which originates from the transition area between the earth’s crust and upper mantle. At the grain boundaries, gold brown to yellow olive coloured pigmentations can be found. The yellowish portions have been generated by metamorphosis of hypersthene minerals. Depending on lighting and viewing angle, the feldspar crystals, structured in zones, show slight light reflections. Quartz occurs in rather insignificant quantity in the form of small colourless or light blue-grey crystals.

Petrogenesis: During the Pre-Cambrian Period huge magma complexes surfaced from the transition zone between earth’s mantle and crust, forming granite or granite-like plutonic rocks. In the case of the Ubatuba massif, a pyroxene and ore-rich type of magma dominated, which settled below the earth crust and crystallised in stable cooling conditions. These deposits were uncovered during the millions of years by movements of the earth crust and erosion. Today they can be quarried directly below the vegetation cover.

Wear Resistance
A high wear resistance will often mean a material is suitable for flooring and outdoors. Its is good for work surfaces as it will take some punishment before marking or losing its polish. Softer materials benefit from being re-worked more easily should the need arise. They can also more readily mature into their settings or be antiqued by design. People often overlook the less hard wearing stones for fear of maintenance and longevity issues. Whilst there are some valid concerns there is no rule for everyone, choose first what you like then decide on the practicality of the options. Some people appreciate the maturation and the patina taken on by some natural materials, others prefer a pristine look that will change little over time.
Every natural stone has a degree of water absorption. Sealing products exist to stop water ingress and protect against staining, but some stones are more susceptible than others. A highly polished surface is also more resistant to fluids than the rougher, more open surfaces of honed and brushed finishes. All spills should be wiped up in good time to prevent stains and marks.

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