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 the best-known igneous rock. Many people recognize granite because it is the most common igneous rock found at Earth's surface and because 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.
There are numerous granite quarries around the world that contribute to the availability of such a wide variety of colors, textures and patterns. The largest sources of granite are derived from Brazil, China and India; however, extensive quarries also exist in Africa, Argentina, Egypt, Finland, Iran, Italy, Norway, Spain, Ukraine and the United States.
TYPES OF INDIAN GRANITES
Absolute Black, Black Galaxy, Black Pearl, Spice Black, Bala Flower, Blue Pearl, Chima Pink, Rosy Pink, Classic Red, Coffee Brown, Colombo Juparana, Colonial Cream, Copper Silk, Desert Brown, Kuppam Green, Ghibli, Hassan Green, Himalayan Blue, Icon Brown, Imperial Pink, Imperial Red, Imperial White, Imperial Yellow, Imperial Gold, Madura Gold, Kashmir White, Kashmir Gold, Lakha Red, Indian Juparana, Paradiso, Bash Paradiso, Mokalsar Green, Nageena Green, Red Multicolor, Raniwara Green, Ruby Red, Gem Red, SK Blue, Sadarali Grey, Sapphire Blue, Sapphire Brown, Shiva Gold, Shiva Pink, Coffee Brown, Jhansi Red, Tan Brown, Tiger Skin, Tropical Green, Surf Green, Crystal Yello, Golden Jupran, Lady Dream Granite, Indian Dakota Granite, Tropical Green Granite, River White Granite, Meera White Granite, Paradiso Bash Granite, Lavender Blue Granite, Himalayan Blue Granite, Vizag Blue
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