Swedish Biskopsgården

This stone is reminiscent of the classic black diabase, but it also has brown shades and shimmering golden flakes. Note that Swedish Biskopsgården is a diabase but lacks the deeply black structure required to be called Swedish Black and is therefore classed as a dark stone.

Finishes

About Biskopsgården

Our latest, relatively new quarry can be found just north of Lönsboda in the north-east of Skåne province. We have been quarrying our unique diabase here, with its special structure and mica, since 2015. It is part of our Dark Stones category, as it doesn’t quite have that deep blackness required to be classed as Swedish Black. This is an ideal material for indoor countertops and different kinds of construction stone products for outdoor use.

About the material

Swedish Biskopsgården

Technical properties Standard Unit Value
Apparent densityEN 1936KG / M32967
Water absorptionEN 13755WEIGHT %0,04
Abrasion resistance, Böhme (based on weight measurement)EN 14157MM35983
Slip resistance, honed surface (dry)EN 14231SRV49
Slip resistance, honed surface (wet)EN 14231SRV32
Flexural strengthEN 12372MPa20,6, average 21,1,
standard deviation 0,26
Compressive strengthEN 1926MPa308, average 316,
standard deviation 4,08
Breaking load at dowel holesEN 13364N3648, average 3892,
standard deviation 120,72
Fracture energyEN 14158J5
Petrographic compositionEN 12407
Plagioclase%46
Quartz%0
Olivine%19
Biotite%2
Pyroxene%28
Ore%5

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Swedish Biskopsgården

This stone is reminiscent of the classic black diabase, but it also has brown shades and shimmering golden flakes. Note that Swedish Biskopsgården is a diabase but lacks the deeply black structure required to be called Swedish Black and is therefore classed as a dark stone.

Finishes

About Biskopsgården

Our latest, relatively new quarry can be found just north of Lönsboda in the north-east of Skåne province. We have been quarrying our unique diabase here, with its special structure and mica, since 2015. It is part of our Dark Stones category, as it doesn’t quite have that deep blackness required to be classed as Swedish Black. This is an ideal material for indoor countertops and different kinds of construction stone products for outdoor use.

About the material

Swedish Biskopsgården

Technical properties Standard Unit Value
Apparent densityEN 1936KG / M32967
Water absorptionEN 13755WEIGHT %0,04
Abrasion resistance, Böhme (based on weight measurement)EN 14157MM35983
Slip resistance, honed surface (dry)EN 14231SRV49
Slip resistance, honed surface (wet)EN 14231SRV32
Flexural strengthEN 12372MPa20,6, average 21,1,
standard deviation 0,26
Compressive strengthEN 1926MPa308, average 316,
standard deviation 4,08
Breaking load at dowel holesEN 13364N3648, average 3892,
standard deviation 120,72
Fracture energyEN 14158J5
Petrographic compositionEN 12407
Plagioclase%46
Quartz%0
Olivine%19
Biotite%2
Pyroxene%28
Ore%5

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