Granite is usually a medium to coarsely grained rock. It is a hard and tough stone and is widely used as a construction stone.
Origin of Granite
Granite is originally an igneous rock formed from magma. Granite is composed of materials like quartz, feldspar, orthoclase, plagioclase, hornblende, etc. along with minor accessory minerals such as magnetite, garnet, zircon and apatite. In some cases, pyroxene is also present.
Granite had been in use since ancient times when they were largely used for constructing buildings and monuments.
In the modern days, granite is the most preferred dimension stone and flooring tile used in commercial and public buildings and monuments.
Granites can be variously carved to make the following: