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Slate Stone Physical Properties

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Slate StoneSlate is a fine grained metamorphic stone formed from clay mud; composed of sediments of decomposed stone and organic matter that has been hardened by heat and pressure. Since the geological process varies greatly, slates range quite a bit in hardness and porosity.

Slate characteristics vary with source. It may be black, green or mottled and is relatively dense. Many imported slates are available today with wide ranging physical characteristics and overall suitability. The stone differs in density, tensile strength, absorbency and abrasion resistance.
Physical Properties

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