Name: Ukrainian Gabbro
Type of stone: Gabbro-Diabase. Gabbro is a stone formed when hot lava from inside the Earth does not escape in a magma flow through a volcano but is blocked underneath the Earth’s surface where it cools down over a certain time. Tater tectonic movement over millions of years brought it to the surface. Gabbro is closely related to granite and has similar characteristics, often commercialized under the same title. When escaping through a volcano and cooling down on the Earth’s surface, its matter turns into a basalt.
Color: black when polished, dark-grey when flamed
Quarry location: 12500, village of Kamenobrodskoe in the Zhitomyr region, Western Ukraine
Factory location: 12104, Zhitomyr region, Horoshevsky district, village of Poromovka, Western Ukraine
Application: because of its strength, the stone can be used in any form, e.g. for paving stones, cubes, borders, cubes, panels for flooring or façade cladding
Finishes: split, sawn, split-sawn, polished, flamed
Frost resistant: yes
Company: Rukh International LLC, Odessa, Ukraine, st. Novoselskogo, 91, office 101
Contact: Mr. Denis Grifonov, Mail
Tel: +38 096 869 7777.
Volumetric weight: 2900-3100 kg/m³
Water absorption: 0,05-0,11%
Compressive strength: 268-306 MPa
Abrasion: 0,52-0,61 g/cm²
Class 1 natural radiation. Allowed for all types of construction.