Lasa marble is extracted from the Jennwandstock near Lasa in Val Venosta (South Tyrol) in the “Weißwasserbruch” (white water quarry) at an altitude of 1,526 m in an open pit underground mine.
It is a rock that has undergone a particular genetic process called metamorphosis, which consists in a recrystallization of the original matter, in this case a limestone, at a temperature of 500°-600° C as well as under a considerable pressure (from 3,000 to 10,000 bar).
Under the above conditions, therefore, the structure of the original limestone is transformed, which finally acquires that granular and sugary consistency that is typical of the Lasa marble, which is called crystalline limestone. The marble appears uniform-grained, compact, with fine crystal grain, is frost-resistant, has excellent chemical, physical and mechanical properties. The Laas marble is characterized by the fact that it is very easy to work and can be excellently, highly polished, showing off its particular luster, chromatic properties and transparency. Because of its good resistance to pressure and bending, its exceptional resistance to atmospheric agents and its hardness, it is suitable for all uses in architecture, construction and art.
LASA MARMO, thanks to its modern and technologically advanced facilities, has succeeded in processing the rich Laas marble deposits under favorable conditions and in creating a quarrying and transport system that solves the difficulties resulting from the exposed geographical position in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Marble stands for durability, beauty, art, and the Lasa marble, of the highest value, indestructible, known for centuries, unsurpassed since time immemorial, also means the future.