Granite is a popular material for long-lasting, fashionable kitchen worktops. If you are thinking about purchasing a granite worktop, here are some interesting facts about granite. Please return to this page as more facts are discovered for you to read.
Key Facts About Granite Formation
- Granite is entirely natural, having formed billions of years ago from cooled molten magma.
- Granite is the primary component of the Earth’s continental crust.
- Granite is an igneous rock that contains at least 20% quartz and up to 65% alkali feldspar.
- Depending on their mineralogy, granites can be predominantly white, pink, or grey in colour.
- Granite is one of the world’s hardest materials, second only to diamonds.
- Granite has a melting point of 2210 degrees Fahrenheit (1210 degrees Celsius).
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