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What is granite?

Granite is an intrusive igneous rock (formed from the slow cooling of magma underground), the major component of the continental crust, coarse grained, and composed of quartz (MORE)
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Why is granite hard?

Feldspar and quartz, with a hardness of 6 and 7 on the Mohs Scale respectively, are the minerals that give granite its abrasion resistance. Its hardness is due to the interloc (MORE)
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What is in granite?

Granite is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. Granite has a medium to coarse texture, occasionally with some individual crystals larger tha (MORE)
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Where is granite from?

Granite is an igneous rock and is formed from magma. Granitic magma has many potential origins but it must intrude other rocks. Most granite intrusions are emplaced at depth w (MORE)
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Why do they call granite granite?

Granite is actually made of mineral grains that are stuck together and solidified. It appears that the name "granite" comes from the based word "grain".
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How do you get granite?

Granite comes from rock quarries. There are several in India, Africa and Brazil. From the quarry, the stones go to granite stockyards where they are processed into building ma (MORE)

Is granite layered?

As granite is an igneous material, it would have to undergo a melt, taking away any form it has, such as cleavage. However, in a granite dike, the outer layer of the granite w (MORE)
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Can granite erode?

Yes, granite can erode, albeit very slowly, as it is a very srong, hard rock. All naturally occurring rocks will erode, given time.
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Where do they get granite?

Granite is quarried in huge blocks (up to 35 tons!) from the mountains of Italy, the US, India, Brazil, Norway and dozens of other countries.

How can you get granite?

For what purpose? If you are a fabricator then you get granite from a wholesaler, or a producer or go direct overseas if you are a home owner looking for countertops you can (MORE)