Hi Bud, My name is Granite.

I've been all over the world!

How it all begin.(How i was born)

I was formed when bits of quartz and feldspar are pushed up out of the liquid rock beneath the earth's crust, so i am one kind of igneous rock. My name "granite" comes from the Latin word "granum", a grain, because I am made of lots of smaller bits of quartz and feldspar stuck together, just think of our word "granary", a place where you store grain. People like me come in different colors, usually pink to gray or sometimes black.

A little about me guys.

I am a natural object that is in the stone family, I have been used in a lot of things for many centuries. I am a igneous rock which means that i am formed by volcanic action that occurs sometimes. But like most of the time, people in my family are taken and used for things such as Kitchen counters, and tiles on the floor. But besides that, i have very confusion but beautiful details on my skin. I have little specks or crystal that are in me and various different minerals.

My Chemical Compisition

I am a light-colored plutonic rock found throughout the continental crust, people like me are commonly in mountainous areas. I consists of coarse grains of quartz (10-50%), potassium feldspar, and sodium feldspar. These minerals make up more than 80% of me.The chemical composition of me is 70-77% silica, 11-13% alumina, 3-5% potassium oxide, 3-5% soda, 1% lime, 2-3% total iron, and less than 1% magnesia and titania. I am the most abundant plutonic rock of mountain belts and continental shield areas.

Fun Things I've Been Through

I've been to many fun places through my life time. I have been to the beach, to house, and also to places that are not so pleasant. But everywhere i go i meet people like me and others that are sometimes different than me. I've had many adventures, but through it all i have remained a strong and famous rock in this world. I've won many titles such as "The Best Rock In The World" or even "The Most Talked About Celebrity." I enjoyed every minute of the fame that i had.

Things that suck :(

I'm always happy but sometimes i become upset. Sometimes i'm just walked on like i'm not there and that really sucks. Its been many occasions where i have just been thrown in water or somewhere like i was nothing at all. It hurts my feelings but i manage to get over it.

My Luster

The luster of me deals with the outside coat of me and what my outside coating looks like. The luster of me ranges from dull to grainy with sporadic parts pearly and vitreous. It depends on what type of minerals that i have on me and in me. Sometimes i can be very shiny with little tiny pieces of crystal in me. Other times i can very dull with a not so pleasing look.

The hardness of me according to the Mohs scale.

The hardness of a mineral is how easily it can break or how hard it is to be broken. The Mohs Scale is used to tell the hardness of a mineral as a comparison to other mineral. I am very hard which explains why i am used in a lot of things in the world. The toughness of me is at 7 on the Mohs Hardness scale.

What type of Rock\Mineral am I?

I am a igneous rock which means that i was made when magma was cooled and then i was formed right after that (the birth of me like I've already stated). I am made up of minerals from the silicate group. So this means that i have large amounts of Silicon and oxygen in me. I am a very unique rock with lots of things to know about me.

The Color of Me

People like me can vary in different colors. It depends on what type of granite that i am and the type of minerals that i have in me. I am a natural stone that can come in white, black, grey, brown, beige, blue, and red. There is most likely even more colors of granite. All of these colors are beautiful which explains why we are always used for decoration in peoples houses.

The Cleavage of Granite

Unlike most others in the rock family, i do not have a cleavage. Instead of having a cleavage it only fractures. Cleavage refers to how minerals break down along other flat planes when it begins to become exposed to stress. For example, if a other person in my family is hit with a hammer it would leave something behind like a small scratch.

Some uses of me and other Granite people.

I am a common used stone in the world, i am used for paving, houses, floors, and many other things. Most of the time if you walk into someones kitchen you will most likely see someone that use to be in my family. I am most of the time used because i am a beautiful rock. It is used for interior and exterior designs. Sometimes we are even used for fireplaces that warm your house. Anything that you can possible imagine, i am most likely used for.

Everything has to come to a end.

I was killed when i was made into a counter top. It was a devastating and long process. For starters, when they first found me i was just sitting by the river. All of the sudden i see a big tractor come and scoop me and my friends up. This was very scary considering i didn't know what was happening to me. I was soon put in a truck and drove to a factory where i was dumped. I heard the screams and me and others during this. As soon as we got there they took us to a room with a huge machine, there i was put into the machine and crushed. I can still picture and imagine the pain that happened to me that day. That was the last time i heard from any of my friends or anyone for that matter. Now pieces of me rest in a luxurious kitchen on a counter top with many others who lost their life.