Name of the stone: Valtura
Stone type: Limestone
Color: light beige to gray
Quarry location: Valtura, Istria peninsula in the Adria, Croatia
Description of the stone: Valtura limestone belongs to rudist limestones of the Turonian age (in the Late Cretaceous). The stone is light beige to gray, filled with fossils of sea shells. The varieties Valtura fiorito and Valtura semifiorito are well known on the market.
Peculiarities of the stone: The stone has a timeless appearance and is a great choice for ventilated facades. Modern exploitation started in the 19th century, and 2 quarries are active today: Valtura I (since 1954) and Valtura II (opened in the 1970s in an area with a long quarry tradition since the Roman ages). The stone was used for the Pula amphitheater in Istria in the 1st century AD.
Application: inside: flooring, stairs, decoration; outside: cladding, facades, sculptures
Finishes: brushed, bush hammered, honed, striped, graffiato, polished, chiseled
Frost resistant: Yes
Company: Kamen d.d. Pazin has been quarrying, processing, and installing stone since 1954. It operates 7 quarries in Istria and Dalmatia. Its modern factory in Pazin is equipped with the latest technology to produce a wide range of finished stone products, cut-to-size or in large numbers. Apart from being the leader in the Croatian market, the company is an exporter to markets all over Europe, the US and China. “We are passionate about our tradition, of our stones‘ beauty and history, and the innovation and integrity of our employees. Our mission is to provide our customers with lasting and enjoyable living ambiance,“ is said in a statement on the webpage.
Business detail: the company is included in the project NextGeneration EU 2021-2026 (Financira Europska unija).
Contact: Trg slobode 2
52000 Pazin, Croatia
Tel: +385 (0) 52 624 242
Fax: +385 (0) 52 624 441