Verona Green Earth Pigment

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Verona Green Earth is the mineral celadonite, a greenish phyllosilicate mineral of potassium, iron in both oxidation states, aluminum and hydroxide. Highly prized by painters, our Verona Green is a cool bright green earth from open mines near Mt. Baldo, Italy.

Verona Green Earth is the natural mineral celadonite, a greenish phyllosilicate mineral of potassium, iron in both oxidation states, aluminum and hydroxide and numerous trace elements. The color of celadonite varies considerably from pale green, bright green, bluish-green, olive-green, and black-green, depending upon its constituent elements. Our Verona green earth is from deposits in northern Italy near the famous sources of Veronese green earth.

Pigment Names
Common Names (mineral): English: celadonite
French: celadonite
German: Celadonit, Celedonit
Italian: celadonite
Spanish: celadonita
Common Names (pigment): English: green earth
French: terre verte
German: Grünerde
Italian: terre verde
Spanish: terra verde
Common Name Primary Mineral Source
Green Earth Celadonite Monte Baldo, Verona, Italy


Pigment Information
Color: Green
Pigment Classification: Natural Inorganic
Colour Index: Pigment Green 23 (77009)
Chemical Name: Phyllosilicate mineral
Chemical Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si4O10)(OH)2
CAS No.: Not Listed
Series No.: 2
ASTM Lightfastness
Acrylic: I
Oil: I
Watercolor: Not Listed
Physical Properties
Particle Size (mean): 12 microns
Density: 2.2–2.9 g/cm3
Hardness: 2.4–2.9
Refractive Index: =α1.592–1.610, β=1.614–1.641, γ=1.614–1.641
Oil Absorption: 40 grams oil / 100 grams pigment
Health and Safety There are no acute or known chronic health hazards associated with the anticipated use of this product (most chemicals are not fully tested for chronic toxicity). Always protect yourself against potentially unknown chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by keeping them out of your body. Do this by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dusts and vapors from heating. Conforms to ASTM D-4236.

For a detailed explanation of the terms in the table above, please visit Composition and Permanence.

More Information
BrandRublev Colours
VendorRublev Colours
Processing TimeUsually ships the next business day.
Pigment TypeInorganic, Natural

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