Granite

Granite

Granite is a common type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock which is granular and coarse in texture. This rock consists mainly of quartz, mica, and feldspar.

This mineral composition usually gives it a red, pink, gray or white color with dark mineral grains visible throughout the rock.

Granite is the rock most often quarried as a 'dimension stone"' (a natural rock material that has been cut into blocks or slabs of specific width, thickness and length). Granite is strong enough to bear significant weight, hard enough to resist most abrasion, inert enough to resist weathering and can be polished to a brilliant standard. These characteristics make it a very desirable and useful dimension stone.

 

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