Basalt is denser than granite because basalt is a an oceanic type of rock so it has had more pressure from the ocean making it denser than granite because granite is a continental type of rock.
Basalt is more dense
Basalt has more magnesium and iron and granite is felsic.
Granite is less dense than basalt.
Basalt does have a greater specific gravity. Granite is not as dense as basalt.
Granite is very much less dense than basalt. This is why the continental crust (mostly composed of granite) floats on Oceanic crust (made mostly of basalt). Granite is 70 % silicon. Where basalt is mainly pyroxene.
Basalt is more dense than granite as it contains more iron and magnesium. This means that it is likely that the more dense basaltic plate would be forced under the less dense granitic plate.
Water is less dense than any of the other materials listed.In order of density from least to highest:Water (least dense)GraniteBasaltIron (most dense)
Granite has more silica than basalt in it.
Since basalt is more dense than graphite, a pound of basalt would take up less space.
Granite is higher in silica than is basalt.
They are formed from different magmas with different characteristics. Granite contains more silicates than basalt. Basalt has more iron and magnesium. Granite is an intrusive igneous rock. Basalt is an extrusive igneous rock.
The basalt of the oceanic plate is more dense than the granite in the continental plate.
Density is basically weight. Basaltic oceanic crust is more dense than granitic continental crust because basalt is more dense (heavier) than granite.
Basalt is very dense while granite is lighter and can "float" on the basaltic oceanic crust. The Continental plates shift with the oceanic plates as the heavier basalt sub-ducts under the lighter granite.
Granite. Because Granite is found where magma that is high in silica is present, while Basalt is found where lava that is low in silica is present.
Oceanic crust averages 3 grams per cubic centimeter, Continental crust averages 2.7 grams per cubic centimeter. The difference lies in the rock which composes each type of crust. Oceanic crust is mainly basalt and continental crust is more like granite. Basalt is more dense (heavier) than granite.
No, Basalt and Granite are both igneous rocks but Basalt is basic and Granite is acidic
Basalt will weather more rapid because of the variations in the rock composition
Basalt and Granite are igneous rocks which are very hard.
Granite and basalt are both igneous rocks; however, basalt is considered a volcanic rock, and granite is considered a plutonic rock.
Granite - coarse grained. Basalt - fine grained.
No. Granite and basalt have different compositions and form under different circumstances.