Seis Crystal Basalt

Type: basalt

Origin: Seis am Schlern, South Tyrol, Italy

Surface: sanded, polished, honed, waterblasted, pointed, grooved

Description:

The term “basalt” may derive from the Ethiopian word “bsalt”, meaning “cooked” .This would surely fit the etymology of this igneous rock. If you look long enough, the rock resembles a simmering broth.
In South Tyrol, basalt is a conspicuous exception. It is usually only found along the main ridge of the Alps, hence in much higher locations than in Seis am Schlern. The discovery of the Seis Basalt was pure coincidence, as it appeared during construction work for the new Seiser-Alm gondola.
Its formation remains somewhat enigmatic, as geologists who are familiar with the location can merely 
speculate on this matter. It seems as if this basalt paved its way through the chalk-beds of the Dolomites to rise to the surface. 
There are two different kinds of Seis Basalt: Crystal and Lounge. The Seis Crystal Basalt is dark green to black in color with reddish and brown nuances. It captivates beholders with expanded crystals and a distinct character.
As the only South Tyrolean Basalt, it is a true gem for interior designers.

It is a boulder rock (see picture documentation).


Use:

Stonemasons consider it a special natural stone for high-quality interior designs but, to a certain extent, can also be used for outdoor projects and vast solid units. Examples of usages: stonefloor, coverings, bathroom design, facades, kitchen worktops

Availability:

blocks, raw panels approx. 3.2x2.7m, solid pieces, rectangular pavers, all thicknesses, total capacity: pprox. 8000 m² of 2cm-thick panels