Collection: Basalt

  1. Origin: Basalt is a fine-grained volcanic igneous rock that forms from the rapid cooling of magma on the Earth's surface.

  2. Composition: Rich in silicates and minerals such as olivine, plagioclase and pyroxene. In addition, it contains elements such as iron, magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium.

  3. Durability: It is a rock that is highly resistant to wear and weather, which makes it ideal for applications in construction and industry.

  4. Thermal stability: Basalt has excellent thermal stability, allowing it to withstand sudden changes in temperature without deforming or breaking.

  5. Sustainability: As an abundant and renewable natural resource, basalt is an ecological and sustainable option compared to other non-renewable materials.

Basalt Applications:

  1. Agriculture: Crushed basalt is used as a soil amendment, improving the structure, fertility and water retention capacity of agricultural soils.

  2. Industry: Basalt is used in the manufacture of mineral fibers, which are used in the production of thermal and acoustic insulation, construction materials, composite reinforcements, and textiles.

  3. Construction: Due to its resistance and durability, basalt is an ideal material for the construction of roads, bridges, tunnels and buildings.

  4. Decoration: The natural beauty of basalt makes it a popular choice for decorative items such as fountains, sculptures, and wall and floor coverings.

  5. Gardening: Basalt in the form of rockeries or gravel is ideal for creating rock gardens, pathways and drainage areas.