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This incomparable variety of Irish Blue Limestone is a captivating dark shade. It is carefully sourced from special shell or fossil beds, and features relics of ancient oysters which are a particular characteristic of this stone. These large oyster fossils are unique to Irish blue limestone and only found in the Kilkenny/Carlow region of Ireland.
Technical Specifications of Irish Blue Limestone by Kilkenny Limestone
|Technical Specifications||Test||Average Value|
|Apparent Density (kg/m3)||EN 1936||2677|
|Porosity (% vol)||EN 13755||0.10|
|Frost Resistance||EN 12371||Frost Resistant (F1)|
|Thermal Expansion (mm/mK)||EN 14581||0,0055|
|Compressive Strength (N/mm2)||EN 1926||136|
|Flexural Strength (N/mm2)||EN 12372||16.8|
|Wear Resistance (mm)||EN 14157||18.4|
|Ultrasonic Velocity (m/s)||5239|
Over 98% Calcite, 0.7% Dolomite, 0.7% Quarts, 0.2% organic Carbon, Less then 0.1% Iron Sulfite
Due to its extremely low Iron composite content, Irish blue limestone is suitable for use in pressurized urban or industrial environments without risk of compromising the stone through brown discolouration or staining.