The metal is very deeply sculpted. This picture doesn't show the true depth.
When the county building code folks told us we couldn’t use our real ceramic roof tile because it’s so old it wasn’t rated for energy efficiency, we searched for an approved tile that looks similar. We found it in Decra metal tiles. They’re made of zinc/aluminum coated steel that has crushed stone bonded to it. It isn’t cheap. In fact the driver who hauled the load from the north Fresno Home Depot store was told by his manager, “Be careful. This is an expensive load.”
He was careful and the five pallets arrived in fine condition.