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What is Granite?




Asked by Charlotte, Last updated: Feb 12, 2020

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d.Jessica

d.Jessica

d.Jessica
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Answered Sep 07, 2017

Granite is a light-colored igneous rock with grains large enough to be visible with the unaided eye. It forms from the slow crystallization of magma below Earth's surface. Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles, and other minerals.

This mineral composition usually gives granite a red, pink, gray, or white color with dark mineral grains visible throughout the rock. Granite is used to make many objects that we encounter in daily life. These include counter tops, floor tiles, paving stone, curbing, stair treads, building veneer, and cemetery monuments. Granite is used all around us - especially if you live in a city.

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Aug 17, 2017

An intrusive, felsic rock
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