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Gris Mondariz

Commercial name (according to European Standard EN 12440 addendum A) for a coarse-grained, grey-pink granite of the Carboniferous period, Spanish "gris" = grey.
Essentials: quartz, microcline, oligoclase, biotite; secondary minerals resp. accessories: titanite, apatite, zircone, chlorite, sericite, mafite.
Technical and physical characteristics: Bulk density: 2,64 kg/dm³, bending strength: 15,00 N/mm², compression breaking load: 108,00 N/mm², water absorption: 0,30 weight-%, abrasion resistance: 8,8 cm³/50 cm² (according to Boehme), frost resistant, polish constant.
Mean ultimate loads for FZP-Anchor (Type M8, drillhole depth hv = 15 mm): tensile load: 8,2 kN (according to test results of the test laboratory at the Fischerwerke).
Reference: Two Prudential Plaza/Chicago/IL/USA; Dresdner Bank Frankfurt/Hessen/(Germany.
Uses: Ornamental stone in- and outside

There are several quarries in the Mondariz and Salvatierra region and several commercial names, the colour of the feldspar is a little different (pink or with a touch of brown).

origin Spain (Mondariz + Salvatierra/Provincia de Pontevedra/Galicia - near the border to Portugal - )
synonyms Graniet Gris Mondariz, Granito No. 3, Grau Mondariz, Gray Mondariz, Grey Mondariz, Griz Mondariz, Mondariz, Mondariz Grey, Mondaritz, Mondariz Graniet, Rosa Mondariz, Rosino
suppliers Spain
"Gris Mondariz", quarry, blocks, slabs, cut-to-size: Grupo DFG, E-36201 Vigo (Pontevedra)/Spain; email:; web:;

"Gris Mondariz", quarry: Blockgandara S.L., E-36400 Porrino (Pontevedra)/Spain; email:; web:;

"Gris Mondariz", quarry, blocks, slabs, cut-to-size: Cabaleiro Nogueira SL, E-36400 Porrino (Pontevedra)/Spain; email:; web:;

"Gris Mondariz", blocks, slabs, cut-to-size: Promarsal Natural Stone, E-Novelda (Alicante)/Spain; email:; web:;

"Mondariz", slabs, tiles, cut-to-size: Ingemar S.A., E-20170 Usurbil (Guipuzcoa)/Spain; email:; web:;

"Mondariz", slabs, cut-to-size: RECSA Inroc, E-36400 Porrino (Pontevedra)/Spain; email:; web:;

"Mondariz", slabs, tiles, cut-to-size: Rossittis GmbH, D-59439 Holzwickede/Germany; email:; web:;

"Rosa Mondariz": S. Roca Natursteine, D-40213 Duesseldorf/Germany; email:; web:;

Gris Mondariz, sample slab

Gris Mondariz, sample slab
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