Hi, I'm Granite.
(I'm also very down to Earth)
Birth... Well.. Formation.
I was born/formed into a path of destruction if i do say so myself, along with all my brothers and sisters. I have millions of them, just to let you know. If i'm being completely honest here, i was actually formed by crystallization of magma, trust me, that took a while. Over to the right is a picture of me and my immediate family.
A Little Bit About Me
Now, Let me tell you a little about myself. There's a lot of little things that make me who i am. I am an igneous rock, which basically means that I cool in lava and that's how i'm formed. I'm part quartz (about 10-50%) but sometimes i'm about 70-77% silica. And, on top of that, I'm about a 6 or 7 on Moh's Hardness scale! Something I have never really liked about myself, is that I lack luster. Its kind of depressing. I'm generally just a boring gray color. Something pretty cool about me is that people can sculpt beautiful art works from pieces if Granite.
Up above me is everywhere that I can be found.
The Ways I can be used
There are many things you can make from me. Many of them include things that you probably see everyday. One of these is a counter top. Yes I know, probably not as glamorous as you would guess. But Hey, there's other things. A lot of people use big slabs of me to finish walkways and things of that nature. People also use me for floor tiles.