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Verde Vittoria Serpentine

The processes to which the Verde Vittoria Serpentine can be subjected are numerous, and are used to obtain various finishes.
The company directly carries out the processes that make the material bushammered, honed, polished, antiqued, sandblasted or brushed, adapting it to your style and your needs.
Dark Brushed
Brushed Sandblasted

Verde Vittoria Serpentine of the Valmalenco

A valuable variety of Serpentine to be found in our quarries in Valmalenco is Verde Vittoria Serpentine, a marble that lends itself well to numerous uses in the construction sector and beyond.

The marbles of Lombardy are a guarantee of excellent quality with Marmi Mauri's care and attention for the needs of its customers.

Each product is subject to quality controls and specific treatments to make it last over time and to preserve its value and beauty. To get a closer look at our products and materials, we invite you to visit our headquarters in Lanzada, via Bernina 1270.

Technical characteristics​

Below are some technical features of victory green serpentine, Marmi Mauri's flagship product:
Mass of the volume unit (UNI 9724/2): 2746 - 2880 kg / m3
Absorption of water (EN 13755): 0.07 - 0.08%
Compressive strength (EN 1926): 167 - 205 MPa
Compressive strength after freezing (EN 12371): 167 - 209 MPa
Flexural strength (EN 12372): 55.3 - 69.1 MPa
Flexural strength after freezing (EN 12371): 53.5 - 64.8 MPa
Resistance to abrasion (EN 1341-1342 APPENDIX C-B): 17.4 - 18.7 mm

The history and use of serpentine in architecture​

Decidedly hard to polish (7 mohs), serpentine saw little decorative usage in ancient monumental architecture. Like today's semi-precious stones, they were polished and used for making jewellery and decorations. Ancient beliefs considered them to be linked to snakes (hence their name) and for this reason, wearing serpentine jewellery was considered a form of protection. Being formed at a depth that is at a higher pressure than other rocks, serpentines are among the best in terms of hardness and resistance against chemical, physical and mechanical forces.

Ideal for the construction of walls, architraves, roofs and floors

The inhabitants of Valtellina used serpentines for the construction of walls, architraves, roofs, floors, paving roads, the construction of terraces that make the slopes of the valley (UNESCO World Heritage), bridges, churches, river banks, fountains, benches and sculptures. Serpentine has also always been used in the kitchen for cooking due to its non-toxic properties.

serpentine, olivine (magnesium silicate), pyroxene, amphibole and magnetite.

Geological location:
Cretaceous-Paleocene, 140-65 million years ago.
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