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- The characteristics of slate
- Interior and exterior cladding in slate
- Slate-effect porcelain stoneware
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Slate is a metamorphic rock with a low degree of metamorphism. In Italy, there are slates that are leaden grey in colour but also black tending towards blue or violet. Others, of African or South American origin, have more vivid colours tending towards ochre, yellow or green. Slate is made up of granules of quartz, feldspar and carbon substances bound together by clay minerals.
The slates extracted in France, England and Italy (Val Canonica, Valsassina, Valbrembana) are used for roofing, flooring, cladding, and, reduced to powder, as an inert material in foundries or for the production of paints. Among the various types of slate, the best known is the "lavagna".