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  Granite
Granite is a coarse or medium-grained intrusive igneous rock that is rich in quartz and feldspar (k-feldspar and plagioclase); it is the most common plutonic rock of the Earth's crust, forming by the cooling of magma (silicate melt) at depth.
Granite may occur in dikes or sills (tabular bodies injected in fissures and inserted between other rocks), but more characteristically it forms irregular masses of extremely variable size, ranging from less than a few square miles to larger masses (batholiths) that are often hundreds or thousands of square miles in area.
Granites in which plagioclase greatly exceeds potassium feldspar are common in large regions of the western United States and are thought to be characteristic of the great series of batholiths stretching from Alaska and British Columbia southward through Idaho and California into Mexico.
geology.csupomona.edu /alert/igneous/granite.htm   (479 words)

  
  Granite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Granite is classified according to the QAPF diagram for coarse grained plutonic rocks (granitoids) and is named according to the percentage of Quartz, Alkali feldspar (orthoclase) and Plagioclase Feldspar on the A-Q-P half of the diagram.
The volcanic equivalent of plutonic granite is rhyolite.
Granite is widely distributed throughout the continental crust of the Earth and is the most abundant basement rock that underlies the relatively thin sedimentary veneer of the continents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Granite   (1593 words)

  
 Granite Countertops and Vanity Tops at All Granite And Marble Corp
All Granite and Marble Corporation is the leader in fabrication and installation of natural stone countertops.
We were not limited by the selection of granite and on top of that the project was done in 3 days.
Granite countertops reign in the kitchen but new stones and eco-friendly materials are rising in popularity.
www.marble.com   (828 words)

  
 ESKANDARI STONE - Granite Countertops, Prefab Granite, Granite Tiles, Granite Slabs
Granite is sold both in tiles and slabs, and is frequently used not only for kitchen countertops, bar tops, and vanities, but also for walls, floors, fireplace surrounds, windowsills, and even building fascia.
Granites are usually a white or buff colour and are medium to coarse grained, occasionally with some individual crystals larger than the groundmass forming a rock known as porphyry.
Granite is widely distributed throughout the continental crust of the Earth and is the most abundant basement rock that underlies the relatively thin sedimentary veneer of the continents.
www.eskandaristone.com /granite.htm   (1358 words)

  
 GRANITE TILES |ITALIAN TILE | LIMESTONE - GLASS MOSAIC - ceramic floor - natural stone
Granite is a magmatic intrusive rock consisting mainly of quartz with granular structure and crystals of various sizes and colours.
Granite is highly resistante to abrasion, compression and stain-proof.
All granite proposed are in the standard modules of calibrated tiles, 10 mm (3/8") thick, with polished or flamed surface and bevelled edges to allow an easy and clean installation.
www.bettini.com /granite.htm   (292 words)

  
 [::::: SUDBURY GRANITE & MARBLE - GRANITE :::::]
Granite is a highly durable, stain resistant, scratch resistant natural stone material that is particularly suited for applications requiring a high degree of durability.
Granite tile is typically installed using a layer of "thin set epoxy" to bond the stone to a wood or concrete backing or structure.
A slip sheet is often used between the primary structure and the granite stone to allow for a degree of torsional relief desired due to dissimilar expansion and contraction properties between the stone and the supporting structure.
www.sudburygranite.com /granite.asp   (429 words)

  
 UNFORBIDDEN GEOLOGY
The term granite broadly applies to any holocrystalline quartz-bearing plutonic rock, in which quartz makes up 10 to 50% of the felsic components, the alkali feldspar/total feldspar ratio is between 65 to 90%, and the modal concentration of mafic minerals is less than 10% (hornblende, biotite).
Granite is widely distributed in Egypt and occurs in large deposits at Aswan, in the Eastern desert, the Sinai, and to a smaller extent in the Western desert (see map).
Granite was used by the ancient Egyptians for building, generally as a lining material for chambers and passages, interior structure of temples, for door frames, and as facing stones, from the Early Dynastic period onwards.
www.geocities.com /unforbidden_geology/granite.html   (674 words)

  
 Granite Data   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Description*: Granite is an intrusive igneous rock composed primarily of alkalai feldspar (e.g., the potassium-rich feldspar orthoclase, which commonly has a salmon pink color), sodium-rich plagioclase feldspar (which is commonly white to gray), and quartz (which is commonly colorless).
Granites and rhyolites commonly have a pinkish tone due to the pink potassium feldspar.
Granite and rhyolite are said to be felsic (or sialic) rocks because of their light tone, in contrast to the dark tone of the mafic rocks basalt and gabbro.
www.uwm.edu /Course/422-100/Mineral_Rocks/granite.data.html   (136 words)

  
 Granite
Granite is usually whitish or gray with a speckled appearance caused by the darker crystals.
Granite, along with other crystalline rocks, constitutes the foundation of the continental masses, and it is the most common intrusive rock exposed at the earth's surface.
Although granite has been known as igneous rocks derived from, molten masses or magmas, but there is wide evidence that the origin of some granite may be attributed to regional metamorphism or preexisting rocks, rearrangement and recrystallization taking place without a liquid or molten stage.
www.totallyrestored.com /granite.htm   (519 words)

  
 Granite Summary
Granites are usually a white or buff color and are medium to coarse grained, occasionally with some individual crystals larger than the groundmass forming a rock known as porphyry.
Granites sometimes occur in circular depressions surrounded by a range of hills, formed by the metamorphic aureole or hornfels.
Granite is classified according to the QAPF diagram for coarse grained plutonic rocks (granitoids) and is named according to the percentage of Quartz, Alkali feldspar (orthoclase) and Plagioclase Feldspar on the A-Q-P half of the diagram.
www.bookrags.com /Granite   (1904 words)

  
 Granite PA
Ornamental polished slabs of granite have wide applications ranging from use of monumental purposes, fencing, panelling and interior and exterior, skirting, mantels, windows sills, steps, concrete columns, kitchen sinks and bath tubs.
Large blocks of granite or marble are cut from the quarry.
Granite and Italian white marble from the Apuan area are good choices, and Breccia with its compact granularity, as well as other coloured marbles.
www.graniteandmarbleusa.com   (324 words)

  
 Granite Tile & Slabs - Granite Flooring Tiles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Granite is a volcanic rock formed over the ages with great pressure and heat, characterized by a visibly crystalline appearance which adds beauty to its other natural attributes.
Granite is extracted from quarries around the world, and granite tiles and slabs are usually cut and polished at plants close their quarries.
Granite can also add a significant structural benefit, as well as aesthetic value, to any residential, office, or industrial building, and is therefore often used in foundations and walls as well as floors.
www.builddirect.com /Granite-Tile-Slabs.aspx   (355 words)

  
 Granite - North Carolina State Rock
The granite from this quarry is unblemished, gleaming, and without interfering seams to mar its splendor.
The high quality of this granite allows its widespread use as a building material, in both industrial and laboratory applications where supersmooth surfaces are necessary.
Granite is a symbol of strength and steadfastness, qualities characteristic of North Carolinians.
www.secretary.state.nc.us /pubsweb/symbols/sy-grani.htm   (182 words)

  
 Granite Kitchen Worktops: Granite Kitchens
Granite Worktops: Granite Kitchen Worktops: Granite Worktops UK Granite is a natural stone, volcanically formed in a multitude of colours.
Granite is one of the hardest materials known to man and so franite kitchen worktops can only be cut and polished using diamond tipped machines.
Granite comes in a variety of different colours and shades, and lasts a lifetime, unlike laminate worktops.
www.myluton.co.uk /stonea/granite.html   (150 words)

  
 Granite CT
The maple base cabinets in the wet bar are topped with fl granite, which follows the angle of the stairs and ends in a seven-sided, cherry-based counter table.
Granite lends itself to a variety of locations in traditional and modern houses for hallways, stairways, living areas, bathrooms and particularly, work surfaces such as kitchen tops and vanity tops.
But granitic "basement rock" can be found just about everywhere east of the Rockies if you're willing to dig through the dirt...
www.granitecounterestimate.com   (590 words)

  
 Basalt and Granite   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But granitic "basement rock" can be found just about everywhere east of the Rockies if you're willing to dig through the dirt and sedimentary rocks at the surface.
Granite is intrusive, which means that the magma was trapped deep in the crust, and probably took
Due to the process of differentiation, most of the heavier elements are moving towards the core of the earth, allowing the silica and oxygen to accumulate on the surface.
jersey.uoregon.edu /~mstrick/AskGeoMan/geoQuerry27.html   (826 words)

  
 Vermont State Rocks - Granite, Marble, Slate   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Granite is an igneous rock found along the entire length of the eastern part of the state.
The granite from Barre is world-famous, and the Westmore-Morse Quarry in Barre is the world's largest monumental granite quarry.
Vermont granite is exported to many states and countries for use as building stone and is prominent in the Vermont State Capitol.
www.netstate.com /states/symb/rock/vt_granite.htm   (141 words)

  
 Granite Supplier,Indian Granite Exporters,Granite Manufacturers,Granite Suppliers,Granite Manufactuer,Granite ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Granite is a common, coarse-grained, light-colored, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz, orthoclase or microcline, and mica, used in monuments and for building.
Granite is an important structural and ornamental stone, and due to its high compressive strength and durability, it is used for massive structural work.
Granites get their wonderful variety of colors and patterns from minerals that are melted into the liquid mass as it is formed.
www.akarmarble.com /granite.htm   (320 words)

  
 Granite 101
As a result, granite countertops add character and warmth to kitchens, baths, and other areas of the home with a richness that cannot be duplicated with synthetic materials.
Granite countertops are a beautiful, durable and cost competitive solution for kitchens, baths and other residential applications or commercial applications.
Granite installations may necessitate that seams be used to achieve the ordered countertop project from one or more slabs or pieces.
www.e-counters.com /einfonew/granite101.cfm   (658 words)

  
 Granite - Oregon Ghost Town
Granite is located in the Blue Mountains, about 40 miles Northeast of John Day.
The next choice was “Granite” for the prevailing rock in the region.
Granite Dance Hall --- A dance floor occupied the upper floor and throught the years -- lower floor was used as saloon -- boardinghouse and community hall.
www.ghosttowns.com /states/or/granite.html   (186 words)

  
 PTC: GRANITE Frequently Asked Questions
GRANITE is a feature-based three-dimensional surface and solid modeling kernel with a technology that allows CAD/CAM/CAE applications to become associatively interoperable.
Since GRANITE allows for associativity at a native file level, users are not forced to pay a "CAD tax" and retain extra installations of the CAD application to simply leverage its data.
GRANITE automatically keeps track of the entity identification numbers (ids) consistently every time the model is regenerated, to provide associativity.
www.ptc.com /products/granite/faq.htm   (2690 words)

  
 Granite   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Granite is second only to diamonds in hardness.
Granite countertops will not blister, scratch or crack; and they are highly stain resistant.
Granite countertops are a beautiful, durable and cost competitive solution for kitchens, baths and other residential applications or commercial applications.
www.stonekingusa.com /gpage.html   (107 words)

  
 Granite State College | News & Events | Awards & Honors   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Granite State Award: Given annually to an organization or person in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the people of New Hampshire.
Honorary Doctorate: Awarded annually at Granite State College's Commencement Ceremony in recognition of research, innovation, and leadership in using technology to open the doors of learning to students of all ages, locations and incomes throughout the United States.
Merit Scholars: Recipients are selected by the Alumni/Learner Association (ALA) Board of Directors on the basis of academic achievement and their ability to articulate educational and career goals.
www.granite.edu /news/awards   (266 words)

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