About the Stone
The Light Emperador is explored in several places throughout Turkey. Nonetheless, one of the areas where it is mostly extracted is around the city of Bursa. Bursa became the first major capital city of the early Ottoman Empire following its capture from the Byzantines in 1326. As a result, the city witnessed a considerable amount of urban growth throughout the 14th century.
Traditionally, Bursa was famous for being the largest center of silk trade in the Byzantine and later the Ottoman empires, during the period of the lucrative Silk Road.
Today Bursa is the center of the Turkish automotive industry, with a textile and food industries with strong presence in the economy as well. But Bursa is also known as one of the most important quarrying areas in Turkey, where several important natural stones are extracted, including the Light Emperador marble.
The Light Emperador marble is explored by several quarries that are distributed throughout Turkey. One of the most relevant areas where it is explored is around the city of Bursa. There are several quarries and therefore several types of quarries, from small to large sized ones. The blocks extracted can have small to large dimensions. It is estimated that there are very large reserves of this marble for future exploration.
The Light Emperador is one of the most recognized marbles from Turkey and a reference worldwide. Due to its high availability, reserves and quality, this is a marble to take into consideration in the future of the natural stone industry.
There are several positive aspects about the Light Emperador from Turkey. One of them is the quality of the stone that can present a beautiful light brown colour and amazing veinage. In addition, there are several companies extracting this marble, which makes it a competitive stone. Finally and nor less important, there are considerable reserves for future extraction, which makes the Light Emperador from Turkey a promising marble for the future.
On the other hand, the most negative aspect of this stone that it should be referred is that it may present too many variations. Due to the fact that it is extracted in different parts of the country, there is an excessive number of variations of Light Emperador available in the market. To avoid problems, it is important then to know the specific variation and be able to grade it in terms of quality.