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Sarrancolin Opera
information

A light beige-brown limestone breccia of the Devonian period. Fragments of variable size and colour in red groundmass. Fossil fragments ( hippurites )
Bulk density: 2,7 kg/dm³, not frost resistant, polish constant only inside.
Reference: Opera Garnier/Paris/France (30 massive columns).
Uses: Ornamental stone inside and for decorative craft objects since Middle Ages.
Because having a tendency to break, the random slabs are often strenghtened with glass fibre-armed resin.

The European Standard: EN 12440 "Natural stone - Denomination criteria" became effective at 2000, September 30th. In the "Synonyms" field of this database you will find the trade names of addendum A with the annotation (according to EN 12440, addendum A).
This stone internationally may be nominated as a marble. For the US- and Chinese market this is correct according to ASTM C 119 resp. GB/T 17670. But in the area of application of the European Standard (EN) this stone must be nominated as limestone because the EN 12440 demands a scientific terminology for the denomination of natural stones, determined with a petrografic examination according to EN 12407 and 4.2 of prEN 12670. In case of doubt please ask your supplier.

origin France (Ilhet/Sarrancolin/Tarbes/Dept. Hautes-Pyrenees)
synonyms Fantastico, Opara Fantastico, Opera Fantastica, Opera Fantastico (according to EN 12440, addendum A), Opera Fantastique, Rosaire Framboise, Sarancolin Opera Fantastique, Sarrancolin-Ilhet, Sarrancolin Ilhet, Sarrancolin Opera Fantastico, Serancolin Opera, Serrancolin Opera
suppliers

E U R O P E
France
"Opera Fantastico", quarry: Carrieres PLO S.A., F-81490 St. Salvy de la Balme/France; email: contact@plo.fr; web: http://www.plo.fr;

Italy
"Opera Fantastica", slabs, cut-to-size: Antolini Luigi & C. S.P.A., I-37010 Sega di Cavaion (VR)/Italy; email: al.spa@antolini.it; web: http://www.antolini.it;

N O R T H A M E R I C A
"Opera Fantastico", slabs: Pietra Fina Inc., USA-San Francisco, CA 94545; email: info@pietrafina.com; web: http://www.pietrafina.com;


Sarrancolin Opera, sample slab

Sarrancolin Opera, sample slab

Sarrancolin Opera, microphotograph

Sarrancolin Opera, microphotograph
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