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TexaStone Pink

Submitted by Ed FitzGerald on Mon, 2014-11-24 10:14
Stone Type (Commercial): 
Description: 

A pure consistent pastel pink. Takes a polish.

Availability: 
Available
Physical Data
Absorption (%): 
6.00
Density (lb/cf): 
129.48
Flexural Strength, Dry (psi): 
939
Modulus of Rupture, Dry (psi): 
681
Compressive Strength, Dry (psi): 
3,856
Bulk Specific Gravity: 
2.08
Abrasion Resistance: 
5.92
Geology
Grain Shape: 
Subrounded
Rounded
Grain Sorting: 
Poorly-Sorted
Grain Size: 
Medium
Petrographic Description: 

Specimen: 2014-064
This specimen is a fossiliferous limestone. The limestone is grain supported with a predominantly sparite cement matrix. Allochems comprise around 80 percent of non-void slide area. These criteria define the limestone as a grainstone. Identifiable allochem composition is about 75 percent peloid. The remaining 25 percent is composed of bioclasts. These estimates and degree of sorting characterize the limestone as a fossiliferous rounded pelsparite. Brachiopod species predominate, including Composita sp. Likely echnioderm fragments are also present and occasionally present syntaxial overgrowth. Maximum peloid size is .5 mm, minimum is .15 and a modal range is around .25. Maximum dimensions for brachiopod fragments is 1 mm. A modal size for brachiopod fragments is around .5 mm in the maximum dimension. Voids are common and constitute about 20-30 percent of slide area. These voids are almost entirely the result of the dissolution of micritic peloids. This pattern suggests the voids are secondary and perhaps a relatively recent phenomenon of near surface weathering.
MP 9/4/2014

Images

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Specimen ID
2014-064 Image of specimen in dry conditions. Finish: download image Image of specimen in wet conditions. Finish: download image

Thin Sections

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Specimen ID Non-polarized Cross-polarized
2014-064 Specimen shown in non-polarized light.download image Specimen shown in cross-polarized light.download image

Quarry

NOTE: Quarry locations are approximate.

TexaStone Quarries
1400 Sherrod Rd
79739 Garden City , Texas
United States
31° 58' 56.2008" N, 101° 26' 25.44" W
Texas US

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