Giallo Paillanti is quarried from a bedrock quarry in El Sheikh Fadl, Egypt, which is located just 100 miles south of Cairo. Because Giallo Paillanti is a sedimentary stone, small cavities are common and are filled with a colored resin during production. There will be some variance between pieces, so it is important to view a range of this product. During the finishing process, a colored resin is applied to the surface of the slabs to fill in any natural pits, cracks or fissures that may exist in the stone. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the slab. It is possible for some of the more minute pits that are too small to effectively hold the resin, to reopen during other finishing stages. However, this will not detract from the overall quality or appearance of the stone. As a natural stone product, it is recommended that this be sealed to extend its longevity.