The Italian Collection of Granite Materials : Black Galaxy Granite, Star Galaxy Granite : India

Please note that these are average samples only. Due to granite being a natural material, rough block, slabs, tiles, and monuments are all liable to vary in colour and veining, therefore absolute resemblance cannot be guaranteed.

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Black Galaxy Granite, Star Galaxy Granite

Black Galaxy Granite, Star Galaxy Granite

  • Black Galaxy is from Ongole in India, the original Galaxy material with the densest black background and bright reflectors, is known as Star Galaxy. The Star Galaxy quarry is not a massive one therefore the volume of blocks produced could not supply all the dealers who purport to sell this material.
  • The gold specks are due to the presence of ferrous rich Enstatine (Bronzite). Black galaxy can be broadly divided into three types based on the size of the gold coloured specks as 1.- large specked black galaxy, 2.- medium specked black galaxy and 3.- small specked black galaxy granite.
  • There are over 40 quarries spread over 400 acres of land. The sizes of quarries range between 2 and 20 acres each. Around 3500 CBM to 4500 CBM of black galaxy granite is produced every month. Only 40% of the volume make up big blocks and are commonly called gang-saw size blocks. These are blocks of sizes above 2.40m x 1.20m x 1.00m.
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    Learn more about Granite

  • Granite is a very hard, crystalline, igneous rock primarily composed of feldspar, quartz, orthoclase or microcline accompanied by one or more dark minerals. It is visibly homogeneous in texture. It is the most common plutonic rock of the Earth's crust, forming by the cooling of magma (silicate melt) at depth.
  • The term "Granite" is derived from the Latin word "Granum" meaning "grain" because of its granular nature. Italian granito, from past participle of granire to granulate, to make grainy, from grano, grain.
  • Granite is the hardest building stone and occupies a prominent place among dimensional stones on account of its hardness, resistance to weathering, capability to take mirror polish, fascinating colours and textural patterns.
  • The principal characteristics of dimensional granite also include high load bearing capacity, crushing strength, abrasive strength, amenability to cutting and shaping without secondary flaws, ability to yield thin and large slabs and - above all - durability. Due to its dense grain it is impervious to stain. Polished granite slabs and tiles have achieved a special status as building stones world over.
  • Granite is used as a building material in the form of granite tiles and granite slabs for wall cladding, roofing and flooring and a variety of other interior and exterior applications and especially for counter tops, kitchen work tops and vanity units and is the most popular material for monuments and memorials.
  • Technical Specifications

  • If you require further information for your project we are able to supply the technical data required.
  • When requesting please do advise approximate quantities required and expected supply dates.
  • For extremely large contracts you can select the actual sheet/boulder preferred.
  • Granite Myths

  • Not all granites are "true" granites however for commercial purposes they are grouped together.
  • Not all black granites are the same. Learn more here.
  • Granite will scratch and chip when abused however it can be repaired.
  • Granite can stain however it is possible for it to be removed.
  • Not all granites need to be sealed.
  • If a granite needs to be sealed, do it since this will avoid most absorption problems.
  • Sealing correctly is not a five minute job. Take care and time and do it properly.
  • Granite sealed correctly will last for many years before "topping up".
  • Granite does not contain harmful radon gases.
  • Granite does not come from only mountainous regions.
  • Thin and long narrow lengths of granite will break easily.
  • If the granite surface is not correctly prepared (bottomed out) it may lose its polish.
  • Granite is not expensive in comparison to other so-called quality materials.
  • Granite is not difficult to clean, mild soap and water is all that is generally required.
  • Granite is not man-made and does not come from a factory mould! Each piece is unique.
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