BETA

Dakota Mahogany Brown Velvet

Submitted by Raven Mueller on Thu, 2014-07-03 08:43
Stone Type (Commercial): 
Availability: 
Available
Physical Data
Munsell Color(s): 
Absorption (%): 
0.11
Flexural Strength, Dry (psi): 
1,589
Modulus of Rupture, Dry (psi): 
2,820
Compressive Strength, Dry (psi): 
22,500
Abrasion Resistance: 
57.08
Geology
Stone Type (Lithologic): 
Chronostratigraphy: 
Rock Unit: 
Grain Shape: 
Angular
Grain Size: 
Coarse
Medium
Petrographic Description: 

Specimen: 2013-002

This sample is a plutonic rock dominated by mostly anhedral feldspar and a lesser amount of quartz. The crystalline structure is generally coarse. Maximum crystal dimension is 12 mm (feldspar) and minimum is .1 mm (quartz). Modal grain size is from 3 to 1.5 mm. Feldspar twinning is relatively rare and includes Carlsbad, tartan (microcline), and albite. Grain boundaries range from smooth curving to substantially consertal sutured. The latter is particularly common among quartz and feldspar grain boundaries. Intergrowth textures include microperthitic involving multiple species of feldspar and granophyric with plagioclase intergrown with quartz. Accessory minerals include biotite, which is common at 5 to 10 percent of slide area. No amphiboles or pyroxenes are visible in this slide. Opaques are also relatively rare and comprise less than 5 percent of slide area. There are slight signs of insipient weathering of feldspars with many grains presenting a dusty look. What is likely sericite is present in small patches (~10 µm) on some feldspar grains. Rarely, grain boundaries and cracks in grains have begun to fill with reddish brown clay material (>20 µm in width).
7/7/2015 MP

Images

Click thumbnail for larger image.
Specimen ID
2013-002 Image of specimen in dry conditions. Finish: Polisheddownload image

Thin Sections

Click thumbnail for larger image.
Specimen ID Non-polarized Cross-polarized
2013-002 Specimen shown in non-polarized light.download image Specimen shown in cross-polarized light.download image

Quarry

NOTE: Quarry locations are approximate.

Dakota East Quarry
150th St.
57252 Milbank , South Dakota
United States
45° 12' 18.288" N, 96° 29' 2.652" W
South Dakota US

Report an Issue