Fontbelle Stone

Limestone from Aquitaine

Chalky limestone. Upper Cretaceous, Turonian stage.

White background with very fine grain containing rudist shells forming many medium to large holes

La Rochebeaucourt-and-Argentina (Dordogne)
30 km from Angoulême

pierre de Fontbelle credits ROCAMAT s

Recommended uses
Thin Wall Covering: Glued, Attached, Exterior Elevation
Solid wall: Outdoor cladding, Outdoor spouts

Finishes available
Honed, Embossed

Technical characteristics
Apparent Density: 1800 to 1900 kg/m3 (NF EN 1936)
Open Porosity: 25 to 35% (NF EN 1936)
Resistance to fixing (4cm) TYPE I: 1000 to 1300 N (NF EN 13364)
Compressive strength: 7 to 10 MPa (NF EN 772-1)
Flexural Strength: 1 to 3 MPa (NF EN 12372)
Capillarity Coefficent C1: 200 to 300 g.m-2.s-1/2 (NF EN 772-11)
Capillarity Coefficent C2: 300 to 500 g.m-2.s-1/2 (NF EN 772-11)

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