The Paussac' quarry
The town of Paussac home for dozens of years of open quarries for extraction of its stone so atypical. Lafaure SAS has been operating for three generations and has been operating there for thirty years.
White, slightly veined, Paussac stone is mainly used for the restoration or construction of buildings: corner stones, lintels, wall coverings, fireplaces, etc. Its sobriety and class make it a material of choice for all indoor or outdoor elements: pillars of gates, columns, cornices, balustrades, fountains and basins, benches and tables etc.
|Establishment||Paussac Saint-Vivien municipality|
|Department||24 – Dordogne|
|Nature||Sandstone bioclastic limestone - Cretaceous (Turonien)|
|Physical aspect||Fine and regular grain, subtle veining|
|Color||Couleur blanc crème|
|Common uses||Stone semi-firm used in the building (in elevation projecting splash, headband, cornice) and natural stone works|
Stone is a natural material that can have hue variations. The technical characteristics presented on the sheet correspond to the values indicated on the test reports, according to the standards in force. However, they are indicative and cannot be considered as characteristics of all the products of the quarry. In the same quarry some deviations could be find, often related to mineralogical and / or structural variations.
Physical and mechanical properties
|Compressive strength||11.10 MPa|
|Speed of sound||2957 m/s|
|Water absorption coefficient||0.83|
|Cut width||1.16 mm|
|Metallic disc wear||38.52|
|Area of use||Area 3|