Granite

one of the hardest rocks around...

Igneous Rock

Granite is an igneous rock that is made up of quartz, feldspar, and mica. Granite forms as magma slowly cools far under the earth's surface This allows the mineral crystals to grow large enough to be easily seen by the naked eye.

Fun Facts!

  • Granite is the oldest igneous rock around!
  • New Hampshire is known as the Granite State!
  • The base of the statue of liberty is made out of granite!

Granite has many uses:

Granite is even a popular tourist destination!

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Granite is even a popular tourist destination!

Yosemite Nature Notes - 20 - Granite