Nero Africa is a black granite which is quarried in South Africa, in the North-West, in an area of large natural parks where there are free pastures of Impala, an agile antelope from which the second name of this material derives, which is sometimes called Black Impala.
Nero Africa has a very ancient history: it belongs to a family of rocks of volcanic origin dating back to about 2 billion years ago, which were formed by the slow cooling of the magma underlying the earth’s crust and in fact it contains the typical elements of this process such as magnetite, pyrite and other minerals that have contributed to its black color.
The minerals that make up Nero Africa are well distributed, in fact this granite is very uniform and has excellent continuity of color and grain size.
It is a material that has a dark gray background, black dots and medium-fine grain.
It is a stone of great value and the fact that it is even present on the threshold of the Pantheon in Rome testifies to it.