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Granite is an intrusive igneous rock composed mainly of the minerals feldspar, quartz, and mica.

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Is granite the most common mineral?

Granite is a rock, not a mineral!

Why is granite considered a rock and not a mineral?

Granite is a rock consisting of an interlocking mix of different mineral crystals.

What is the rock called granite?

it is a rock and a mineral i know there is granite in Massachusetts

Is granite a metallic mineral or non metallic mineral?

Niether. Granite is a rock, not a mineral. The minerals found in granite are non-metallic.

What rock has large mineral grains?

Granite is a rock with large mineral grains.

Is granite an ore mineral?

No, granite is not an ore mineral. Ores are the rock form of certain metals.

What is crystal granite?

Granite is an igneous rock with visible mineral crystals.

Which rock has large mineral grains?


Which rock has large mineral grains granite obsidian basalt or pumice?


What are mineral composition for a granite rock?

Granite is typically composed of quartz, mica, and feldspar.

Granite is a that contains the mineral quartz.?

Granite is a rock made of several minerals; Quartz, Feldspar, Hornblende, Mica brown.

Is granite a mineral a rock a gem or an ore?

It is a very common igneous rock.

What mineral in granite rock hardly weathers?

The quartz in granite is the most resistant component to weathering.

Why is granite an igneous rock?

Granite meets the definition of an igneous rock in that its mineral constituents have crystallized from the cooling of molten material (magma).

Is granite the same mineral as quartz?

no, quartz is much more fragile. Granite may contain quartz, but granite is igneous rock

Is granite a rock or mineral?

Granite is an igneous rock. It is commonly formed from the following minerals. Quartz, potassium and Plagioclase Feldspars and Biotite Mica.

Is quartz related to granite?

It is related in that quartz is a common rock forming mineral, and appears in granite along with many other forms of rock.

Is gray granite a mineral or rock?

Granite is a type of igneous rock. It mainly contain three types of crystallized mineral: quartz, mica, and feldspar. The word "granite" does not stand for any one type of those minerals, nor does it stand for the ore of any of those minerals, but the kind of rock with all these mineral crystals interlocking together.

Is a granite a rock or a mineral?

Granite is a Rock type.Granite is a coarse grained rock made up of the following minerals:-Potassium feldsparplagioclase feldsparquartzmuscovitebiotitehornblende-type amphiboles.

Which rock has a darker color basalt or granite?

Basalt is generally darker than granite due to mineral composition.

Is granite a mineral?

No. Granite is intrusive igneous felsic rock composed of a variety of minerals including quartz, mica, and feldspar.

How much hornblende is in granite?

Hornblende is only an accessory mineral in granite, so its less than 5% of the total rock.

This rock has large interlocking mineral crystals?

Intrusive igneous rocks, like granite.

Is feldspar a rock or mineral?

Feldspar is a mineral that is found in igneous rocks. Potassium feldspar is one of the minerals in granite, while plagioclase feldspar is found in andesitic rock.

What igneous rock has larger mineral grains?

Intrusive igneous rock like granite has larger mineral crystals, owing to the longer amount of time spent cooling.

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