Mycenae marble is the first type of marble that was mined from the Argolis region. It is a calcareous marble with dark beige color and red veins in intricate formations which give a special decorative value. The red veins come from the secondary filling of limonite (iron oxides) in limestone. It is a marble of great historical and commercial value, suitable for indoor use and decoration.
Laboratory tests and analysis results:
|Apparent Density, kg/m3||2.700|
|Water absorption at atmospheric pressure, % κ.β.||0,18|
|Uniaxial compressive strength, kg/cm2||798|
|Flexural strength under concentrated load, kg/cm2||104|
|Abrasion resistance, mm||2.26|