ASPHALTIC ROCK OR PITCH STONE
TRADE NAME: GOLD STONE TYPICAL OF IBLEO’S BAROQUE
Cenozoic sedimentary limestone, formed by limestones and calciruditi alternated, impregnated with butime. Power of calciduriti in bench about 50 cm, power of calcarenite in bench approximately 90 cm. The percentuage of bitumen impregnation is between 4% to 10%
Homogeneous calcareniti impregneted of bitumen from 7% to 10 is used as lytic support for sculptures.
Homogeneous calcirudite impregnated of bitumen from 7% to 10% is used as ornamental rock.
It is not subject to the disintegration phenomenon.
Color: black or opaque brown
Insufficient external color freezing.
Easy chromatic recovery with mineral oil treatment.
Excellent internal color freezing.
Cut parallel to the planes of sedimentation.
Good outdoor physical durability
Excellent internal physical durability.
For the presence of bitumen, it is suitable for use in humid environments.
GEOTECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE UNIFORM CALCARENITI
- Weight by volume Kg/dm3 2005
- CaCO3 90 %
- Bitumen between 7% and 10%
- Hardness (Mohs scale) 6
- Porosity compared to limestone 14,93%
- Porosity same side samples 0,35%
- Ambition by immersion 0,71%
- Resistence to simple compression KN 25,5
- Resistence to buckling KN 6,5
Pitch Stone Products
The pitch stone, is mainly used for industrial processes, to achieve pre-compressed asphalt tiles for urban road paving and asphalting or tarring of suburban roads. For ornamental uses, such as cut stone, for centuries it is used for pavement of civilian churches and homes, stairs, balconies altars and decorations, seporcrali stones and various other uses.