LIMESTONE COMPARISON

Limestone Comparison
10/26/2012
  density thickness max dimension weight compressive psi local finishes color shells  
OOLITE very porous 4″-10″ 28″ x 60″ 100 lbs / ft3 Not Tested Yes Saw cut, Trench cut, Filled yellowish, dark iron deposits None
FLORIDA KEYSTONE porous 1″ or 2″ or custom 28″ x 28″ 110 / ft 3 650 Yes Roughback, Sawcut, Filled,Honed white, ages dark grey Brain Coral
DOMINICAN CORALINA (DOMINICAN KEYSTONE) porous 3/4″or 1-3/4″ or custom 48″ x 48″ 130 lbs / ft 3 2200 DR Chiseled edge,Filled, Brushed, Splitface, Sawcut, Honed yellow – recent quarries are yellower Fan Shells
HEMINGWAY (DENSE OOLITE) dense 1”, 1.25”, 2” 24 x 36 130 lbs / ft 3 2200 Yes Snap Cut, Rough Face, Smooth Face, Brushed Face cream or gold Some – Conch Tight Structures
INDIANA KEYSTONE very dense 1″, 2″, custom 90 x 48  140 lbs/ ft 3 4000 Indiana Sawcut, Broached, Abrasive, Rockfaced, Bush hammered buff, full color blend, silver buff, gray variegated None
CALCAIRE very dense 2-9″ 14″ x 28″ 140 lbs/ ft 3 3700 Yes Saw cut  Gray with Iron Brown Movement Some – Conch Tight Structures

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