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GRANITE

The Beau­ty of Gran­ite

Granite, which makes up 70–80% of Earth's crust, is an igneous rock formed of interlocking crystals of quartz, feldspar, mica, and other minerals in lesser quantities.
Large mass­es of gran­ite are a major ingre­di­ent of moun­tain ranges. Gran­ite is a plu­ton­ic rock, mean­ing that it forms deep under­ground. Slow cool­ing gives atoms time to migrate to the sur­faces of grow­ing crys­tals, result­ing in a coarse or mot­tled crys­talline struc­ture eas­i­ly vis­i­ble to the naked eye.

The name gran­ite is derived from the Latin word granum, which means grain, an obvi­ous ref­er­ence to the gran­u­lar tex­ture of gran­ite.
Marble Renovation Granite
Gran­ite is used in the con­struc­tion of build­ings, both as build­ing blocks and as veneers on frame struc­tures. Because it can be smoothed to a very high pol­ish, gran­ite has found exten­sive use in memo­ri­als, head­stones, mon­u­ments, carved dec­o­ra­tions on build­ings, stat­ues and the like.