When it comes to kitchen countertops and bathroom worktops then there are several kinds of counterfeit natural stones that are sold under the label of granite stone. Among these there are a few collections of stones that have wild veining patterns and unique colour variations that are considered under the parameters of granite.
There are several countries all around the world that deals in these types of stones and have discrete mineral composition but these stones are supplied and marketed under one name known as “Juparana”. Each stone under this category have its own properties and qualities that categorize them into different forms. In particular there is one characteristic that differentiate them from other granite stone and that is their wild and extreme colour variation scheme.
The Authentic Juparana
The first member of this category of granite stone is Juparana Classico. The quarry of this granite is located near Lake Juparana in Brazil from where its name is derived. This granite stone is classified under the category of orthogenesis and is available in yellow colour. When this granite was initially quarried and used then it become immensely popular due to that all kinds of other granite stone that quarried in its surrounding regions are also considered under the same label “Juparana”.
Physical Appearance of Juparana Classico
It is mostly occur in the shade of yellow that varies from peach to yellow and have some black coloured garnets and veins on its surface. If you closely observe the veining patterns on its surface then you will find grey colour swirls forming wave like image. Now this wave like pattern is one common characteristic in all kinds of Juparana granite stone.
Origins of Other Members of Juparana Granite
There are three main sources throughout the world from Juparana granite is extracted and exported to rest of the world. Brazil is the primary source where Juparana granite is found in abundance followed by India and South Africa.
In India you will find this granite by three different names Indiann Juparana, Juparana Avindraa and Juparana India. In Africa this granite is famous as African Juparana and African Juparana. Rest of the famous Juparana granite like Fantastico, Colombo, Bahia, Eloisa, aqua Santa and California are quarried in Brazil.
All these granite stone quarried under the label of Juparana derived their name on the basis of their geographical location. Besides Juparana Classico none other granite of this category is extracted in the vicinity of Juparana Lake.