Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Absolute Black- Varieties from India

World over, the first preferred choice for counter tops are Black ...specifically absolute black. The original absolute black was from Sweden. Later the Belfast black from South Africa was known as absolute black. After the advent of Zimbabwe black, the title went to them

few years back, It was Shanxi black from China, which was known as the best absolute black material.

Today available of shanxi black become scarce . Bulk of Absolute black material is quarried from India. there also there are several types of absolute black. I am narrating below some most popular "absolute blacks' from India

1.Warangal Black : Looks similar like Zimbabwe black, very hard. There are sub types here
Each quarry produces at least three out of the following 'four varieties.

Most dark: Very Dark, Mettalic tone whick stuck , finer grain. But there may be an occasional white vein pass through. This is the most premium variety of Black available in India. Fine grain, Dark colour, Metallic ringing sound (harder) and excellent polish taking ability

Dark : The grains are slightly bigger and from one angle (slab kept on standing position) white dots will be visible

DC: Rings of white dots  throughout the slabs. many time when som one sells "cheaper" absolute blck, It is mainly of this variety

D4 : It is  Big Grained  and medium dark, Hard and suitable for all tombstone and Building application. economical.

2. Khammam Black:  Khamam is also located in the state of Andra pradesh and near to Warangal. This material is also fine grained and darker. But available only in smaller sizes. So This is better for tiling application,( 60X 30, 60X60 etc). raw materials are mainly of boulder type

3.Kanigiri Black : This place is located near Ongole, material is Dark and medium grained. suitable for tiles and smaller slabs for vanity. Not suitable for tombstone as it takes very poor polish.

4.Nalagonda Black:  Medium Grained, medium coloured Black. Near Hyderabad. Not many quarries are operating now.

5.Chamraj Nagar Black : Chamraj nagar Black is mostly famous for all absolute black slabs. There are three varieties available. This place is located in Chamrajnagar District in the state of Karnataka

1. Absolute Black : Even after applying Black resin, material is only medium Black and medium sized grain

2. Premium Black :Without applying Resin, looks like impala and after applying resin, materials becomes darker and fine grained.

3. Ultimate Black : Fine grained and darker even before applying Resin.

These blocks are not as hard as Warangal Black but there are about 25 quarries producing around 1000 CBM of blocks every month for local as well as for export consumption.

The material , which originates from places like Ponnachi and Kothalwadi are apprecaied for their finer grains and darker colours. nearly 80 % of the all dark black slabs are exported out of these black only

6. Krishnagiri Black : These are the Black grainte originates from the district of Krishnagiri in Tamilnadu. They widely differ on Grain pattern and colours. There are various places in this district and neighboring Dharmapuri district which produces plenty of medium colored Black granite , popularly called as K Black and absolute black.

a) Panchapalli : Popularly known as Super Black or PP4. This material is medium grained , dark colour. With Resin , they produce one of the finest polished slabs. many people use them for tombstones too

b) Puligonda: Look like Impala without resin. Grains are Bigger than PP4. But cheaper. Gold dots occur occasionaly.

\c) Pennagaram : Hard Black, medium colour and fine grain. Used for Japanese Tombstones

7) Mettur Black : This area black are smaller in size but are Darker in colour and finer in Grains. Very Expensive currently. Only Government owned quarries are successful

e) Vilupuram District : World Famous Kunnam Mines are located in this place only. Very dark and fine grained materials are quarried from places like Kunnam, Thiruvakarai and nearby areas.

f) Thiruvannamalai : There are few small quarries operating out of this district, which produces some fine black material .Mainly Tombstone blocks are produced.

I will try to post the pictures of slabs and blocks of the above varieties soon. I have posted below the pictures of K Black from Panchapalli (PP4) variety.

Since we are well versed with all types of above black granite , we will able to guide our customers to choose the best black granite for his application and budget.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Gabro Indiana @ Spice black

Spice Black is an Indian Gabro. it is called by several names such as Spice black, Gabro Indiana, Spike black, G.Black etc.

It is relatively softer than Bengal black and a dimensional stone.Suitable for both Monumental and construction purpose.

We offer this material as Blocks and slabs in all dimensions.

Hassan Green @ Verde Star

Hassan Green is also Known as Verde Star in Europe. It is an all purpose material used both for building purposes as weel as for Tombstone making purpose. It is Dimensional stone uniform in all directions.

Available as blocks & slabs

Bengal black -blocks small sizes

We are exporting continuously Bengal black Blocks . Publishing some of the photos of the blocks sent recently. If you are interested in Bengalblack granite blocks. mail us at ramyuva@gmail.com to get competitive offer and prompt delivery.

Indian Aurora

Indian Aurora is similar looking granite to famous Aurora Granite from Sweden. Indian Aurora is a Hard Granite and most suitable for making Tombstone and monuments.

It is very famous in Germany, Hungary,Poland, Czech and Slovakia.. We can offer slabs in 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,10 and 12 cm thickness up to a size of  300X180 cm

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bengal Black slabs in 3 cm

We are Glad to offer 3 cm slabs of Bengal Black at competitive rates in the following sizes

1) 200 X 90 cm X 3 cm
2) 220 X 110 cm x 3 cm
3) 240 X 130 cm up X\ 3cm
4) 240 X 160 cm up X 3 cm

Loadability 280 sqm in one 20'fcl. Very attractive prices. Suitable for making economical tombstones.

Black galaxy Granite

Black galaxy- By far the world's most famous material by value and demand. It is produced in the quarries of Chimmakuthy in Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh. there are about 40 quarries located in this tiny town near Ongole in South India.

It is also widely Known as Golden galaxy , Gold Black granite, or Plainly as Galaxy Granite. There are three types of Grains in Galaxy namely Bold, Medium and small. Most popular is the Medium Galaxy.

Same size material differ in prices from supplier to supplier. main reason is the huge variation in the quality of the slabs available. many slabs are often found with one or more Pencil lines. The price is mainly fixed depending on how bad or Good the line is placed on the slabs. The slabs which does not have any lines or other blemishes command big premium.

Some quarries are really Big, producing 2000 CBM per month,,,,,,,among the biggest in the world. some other just produce about 100 CBM /month. There are also 400 + factories operating in around this town to produce slabs and tiles of this material.

The best feature of this material is It's unique appearance. Metallic bronze or Gold spots densely spread across a uniform black background. It may be possible to replicate any granite on synthetic surfaces using DHDP technology  or by synthetic matrixing as in the case of Engineered stones. But Materials like Black galaxy could never be produced because of the metallic fore ground (Bronzites).

There can be no better substitute or alternative to this beautiful material. This is also has got another distinction. It is the largest exported granite variety from India in terms of value ( On volume terms, I think Tan brown is the leader)

We can offer this material in Polished and sawn finish (without polish) in small strips and Big slabs of 2 and 3 cm.

Some of the popular sizes we export now are

30X30 cm in 10 mm, 12 mm thickness
30X60 cm in 10 mm, 15mm and 20 mm
60X60 cm in 12 mm, 15 mm and 20 mm
60x120 cm in 15 mm, 20 mm

tiles can be supplied with or without calibration

Random Slabs  in 2 and 3 cm thickness
60X180cm up
60X240cm up
120X240cm up
190cmX300 cm up

Kitchen tops - half and Full Bull nose finishes.
60cm x 180cm x 2 cm
60X220cm X 2 cm
60cm X 240 cm X 2 cm

Casein White

Casein White is an Exotic  Ornamental stone, It has got a unique Brazilian stone look, very much suitable for Counters and Islands.

it is realtively new material. It looks exotic but price is relatively inexpensive. Available as Slabs in 2/3 cm for American/Candian markets. each slabs will look unique. hard material. Takes excellent Polish.

we have one container 3 cm slabs ready for despatch. contact ramyuva@gmail.com for prices.

Teak Brown Granite

Teak Brown Granite is a Medium brown Granite dimensional  Stone . More suitable for construction applications such as Kitchen top, Stairs, Tiles and similar applications.

This is quarried near Vizag Port in the state of Andra Pradesh. Blcoks are available mostly in Bigger size.

Enclosed the pictures of both Blocks and slabs of this material.

Kashmir White -Interesting facts

Kashmir White

As Bengal black is not qurried in Bengal, Kashmir white too is quarried down south in Tamilnadu.

World wide many Big Projects came up using this granite. Istanbul, Mumbai, Bangalore airports  are few examples.

Last year State Government started severe crack down on Illegal quarrying in Madurai sector. Along with Illegal mining all legal mining (including Government mines) were also closed due to severe curbs. Suddenly every one associated with granite in this part of the world become " un touchable".

This material, once availed in abundance suddenly become scarce. Now No one is able to offer this classic material . But demand for this material has not faded. The Chinese factories, who has stocked this material before the quarry crack down, made a wind fall gain by offering at exorbitant prices to the international markets.

Look alike materials like Amba white, River white Etc, are selling like hot cakes now. Some time this materials are costing as High as 1100$ a CBM . Very few quarries ( I think 1 Private and 2 Government) are producing this materials (river white and Amba White).

Far way from Madurai ( about 1200 KM away) near Vizag few quarries are producing white colour granites. Most of them are not as beautiful as Kashmir white. But One outstanding material we recommend to customers are C.White or Chita white. They are more uniform. Suitable for projects ,Counters and stair works. We have made shipments to South America and Europe and they have been received well.

I am giving below some Blocks and slabs of this material. This may not be a suitable material for Tombstone as this is not very hard.

Blocks of Big size can be supplied for exports  in sizes 240 X 120 up and below sizes. Slabs are avilable in 2 and 3 cm in sizes 260X160 up.

Until Kashmir white quarries re-start (which is unlikely in the next 6 months) this is the best and effective substitute.

recently another white (rather creamy material called Antique white/Cream is gaining popularity. we have added the photo below

for more details on this material and other Indian granites please write to me at :  ramyuva@gmail.com

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bengal Black -Standard.

We have processed Standard Bengal Black . It has come out well with a recovery of more than 85%.
It is Less expensive than Dark Bengal black . But availability is more. we can supply about 100 CBM of this material every month.

we can also offer slabs in dark bengal Black in the following sizes at very competitive rates for Balkan markets

100X70X6 cm
100X80X6 cm
100X90X6 cm
110X95X6 cm

Multi Red Granite

Multi Colour Red

This is another hard Material used for making Tombstones. we can supply 2,3,5,6,7,8,10 cm slabs

Vizag Blue Granite -Bahama Blue

Vizag Blue @ Bahama Blue

This is another Important Tombstone material widely used in European Tombstones.

We recently processed several containers of this material and shipped To Hungary, Czech and Poland. here we have given our Block photo which is ready to be processed.

we have Good stocks of Bengal Black block, Vizag Blue, Absolute Black, Royal Black and Paradiso.