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Granite

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It is important to note that the term "granite" when used as an industrial commodity is much broader than the name when used in petrological terms.


Granite, as a commodity, can include a wide range of coarse to medium-grained igneous intrusive rocks such as granodiorite, quartz syenite, quartz monzonite, quartz gabbbro, tonalite and others.


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Properties of GraniteHide

Uses of GraniteHide

Granite is used in construction for dimension stone and sometimes as aggregate. It is also used for gravestones and memorials.

Other Commodities associated with Granite *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Granite)
Aggregates745,8671.26% of all Aggregates deposits have Granite.12.98% of all Granite deposits have Aggregates.
Dimension Stone278603.14% of all Dimension Stone deposits have Granite.4.74% of all Granite deposits have Dimension Stone.
Slate54012.50% of all Slate deposits have Granite.0.88% of all Granite deposits have Slate.
Sand and Gravel21201.67% of all Sand and Gravel deposits have Granite.0.35% of all Granite deposits have Sand and Gravel.
Limestone21,6400.12% of all Limestone deposits have Granite.0.35% of all Granite deposits have Limestone.
Clay22,5620.08% of all Clay deposits have Granite.0.35% of all Granite deposits have Clay.
Gold119,5820.01% of all Gold deposits have Granite.0.18% of all Granite deposits have Gold.
Arsenic16070.16% of all Arsenic deposits have Granite.0.18% of all Granite deposits have Arsenic.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on mindat.org

Processing GraniteHide

Granite for dimension stone is usually extracted as large blocks which are then 'cracked' into smaller blocks of regular sizes.

Deposits of GraniteHide

This map shows a selection of deposits that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates.
Australia
 
  • Victoria
    • Buloke Shire
      • Wycheproof
    • Cardinia Shire
      • Tynong
    • Loddon Shire
      • Pyramid Hill
    • Strathbogie Shire
      • Graytown
    • Swan Hill Rural City
      • Lake Boga
  • Western Australia
    • Derby-West Kimberley Shire
      • Napier Downs Station
Bulgaria
 
  • Burgas Oblast (Bourgas Oblast)
    • Sozopol Obshtina
      • Chernomoretz (Cernomorec)
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Nanaimo Mining Division
      • Vancouver Island
        • Nanimo Lakes
  • Québec
    • Laurentides
      • Argenteuil RCM
        • Grenville-sur-la-Rouge
Denmark
 
  • Capital Region
    • Bornholm
Finland
 
  • Southwestern Finland Region
    • Taivassalo
France
 
  • Brittany
    • Côtes-d'Armor
      • Perros-Guirec
        • La Clarté
India
 
  • Karnataka
    • Bagalkot District
      • Ilkal
Italy
 
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Omegna
        • Agrano
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Canal San Bovo
        • Vanoi Valley
          • Pralongo
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kinki region
      • Hyogo Prefecture
        • Nishinomiya City
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Karkonosze Mts (Karkonosze Massif)
      • Szklarska Poręba District
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Revúca Co.
      • Mokrá Lúka
South Africa
 
  • Mpumalanga Province
    • Nkangala District
      • Belfast
UK
 
  • England
  • Scotland
    • Highland
      • Morvern peninsula
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Yavapai Co.
  • California
    • Imperial Co.
      • Dixieland
    • Kern Co.
      • Mojave-Rosamond District (Mojave District)
        • Mojave
    • Placer Co.
      • Penryn District
        • Penryn (Stewart's Flat)
    • Riverside Co.
      • Mead Valley
      • Pinacate District
        • Lake Elsinore
      • Santa Ana Mts
        • Bald Peak
      • Woodcrest
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Apple Valley
      • Barstow District
        • Barstow
      • Belleville District
        • Rodman Mts
          • Stoddard Mountain
      • Lane Mountain
      • Oro Grande District
        • Oro Grande
      • Victorville
    • San Diego Co.
      • Escondido
      • Poway
      • Rancho San Diego
      • San Luis Rey
      • Vista
      • Volcan Mts
        • Ranchita
    • San Mateo Co.
      • Santa Cruz Mts
        • El Granada
    • Santa Clara Co.
      • Santa Clara
    • Santa Cruz Co.
      • Santa Cruz Mts
        • Felton
        • Scotts Valley
    • Shasta Co.
      • Centerville
    • Tulare Co.
      • Big Campbell
      • Fountain Springs
      • Porterville
      • Three Rivers
  • Colorado
    • Chaffee Co.
      • Cleora District
      • Monarch District
      • Turret District
    • Clear Creek Co.
      • Georgetown District
      • Silver Plume
    • Douglas Co.
    • Fremont Co.
      • Cotopaxi District
      • Cottonwood Creek Area
      • Whitehorn District
    • Jefferson Co.
      • South Platte Pegmatite District
    • Larimer Co.
    • Lincoln Co.
    • Prowers Co.
    • Rio Grande Co.
    • Washington Co.
  • Connecticut
    • Litchfield Co.
      • Barkhamsted
      • Norfolk
      • Roxbury
        • Mine Hill (Ore Hill)
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Haddam
    • New Haven Co.
      • Branford
        • Stony Creek
    • New London Co.
      • Salem
  • Georgia
    • Coweta Co.
    • DeKalb Co.
    • Elbert Co.
    • Greene Co.
    • Gwinnett Co.
    • Heard Co.
    • Madison Co.
    • Meriwether Co.
      • Greenville
    • Oglethorpe Co.
    • Pike Co.
    • Spalding Co.
    • Wilkes Co.
  • Idaho
    • Idaho Co.
      • Elk City District
    • Nez Perce Co.
      • Wild Goose Rapids Area
    • Valley Co.
      • Bear Valley Area
  • Illinois
    • Henderson Co.
  • Maine
    • Cumberland Co.
      • Freeport
      • Naples
      • Pownal
      • Raymond
    • Hancock Co.
      • Franklin
      • Mount Desert
    • Knox Co.
      • Saint George
        • Clark Island
    • Lincoln Co.
      • Edgecomb
    • Oxford Co.
      • Fryeburg
      • Oxford
      • Woodstock
    • Waldo Co.
      • Frankfort
    • Washington Co.
      • Marshfield
    • York Co.
      • Newfield
  • Massachusetts
    • Essex Co.
      • Gloucester
      • Lynn
    • Hampden Co.
      • Chester
    • Hampshire Co.
      • Pelham
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Westford
        • Oak Hill
  • Michigan
    • Arenac Co.
      • Omer
    • Baraga Co.
    • Marquette Co.
  • Minnesota
    • Big Stone Co.
    • Lac Qui Parle Co.
    • Mille Lacs Co.
    • Redwood Co.
    • Renville Co.
      • Morton
    • St. Louis Co.
    • Stearns Co.
    • Yellow Medicine Co.
  • Missouri
    • Iron Co.
      • Graniteville
  • Montana
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Boulder Mountains Area
    • Missoula Co.
  • New Hampshire
    • Carroll Co.
      • Conway
    • Cheshire Co.
      • Fitzwilliam
      • Hinsdale
      • Keene
      • Marlborough
      • Troy
    • Coos Co.
      • Kilkenny
    • Grafton Co.
      • Benton
      • Canaan
      • Enfield
      • Hanover
      • Haverhill
      • Lebanon
    • Hillsborough Co.
      • Amherst
      • Brookline
      • Hancock
      • Hollis
      • Mason
      • Milford
      • Nashua
    • Merrimack Co.
      • Allenstown
      • Concord
      • Hooksett
    • Rockingham Co.
      • Auburn
    • Strafford Co.
      • Barrington
  • New Mexico
    • Sierra Co.
      • Chloride District
        • Grafton Area
  • New York
    • Orange Co.
      • Town of Warwick
        • Pine Island
  • North Carolina
    • Alamance Co.
    • Alexander Co.
      • Taylorsville
    • Ashe Co.
    • Avery Co.
    • Burke Co.
      • Morganton
    • Cabarrus Co.
    • Caldwell Co.
    • Caswell Co.
    • Catawba Co.
    • Chatham Co.
    • Cleveland Co.
    • Forsyth Co.
    • Granville Co.
    • Guilford Co.
    • Iredell Co.
      • Statesville
    • Lincoln Co.
      • Lincolnton
    • Madison Co.
    • McDowell Co.
    • Mecklenburg Co.
      • Charlotte District
    • Mitchell Co.
    • Orange Co.
    • Rowan Co.
    • Rutherford Co.
      • Forest City
    • Wilson Co.
  • Oklahoma
    • Kiowa Co.
      • Lugert
  • Oregon
    • Jackson Co.
      • Ashland District
      • Gold Hill District
    • Josephine Co.
  • Rhode Island
    • Kent Co.
      • Coventry
    • Newport Co.
      • Portsmouth
    • Providence Co.
      • Burrillville
      • North Providence
        • Centredale
      • Providence
        • Wanskuck
      • Woonsocket
    • Washington Co.
      • Charlestown
      • Hopkinton
      • South Kingstown
      • Westerly
        • Bradford
  • South Carolina
    • Aiken Co.
    • Chester Co.
    • Chesterfield Co.
    • Edgefield Co.
    • Fairfield Co.
      • Rion
    • Greenville Co.
    • Greenwood Co.
    • Kershaw Co.
    • Lancaster Co.
    • Laurens Co.
    • Lexington Co.
    • Newberry Co.
    • Pickens Co.
    • Richland Co.
    • Saluda Co.
    • Spartanburg Co.
    • Union Co.
    • York Co.
      • Kings Mountain District
  • South Dakota
    • Grant Co.
    • Pennington Co.
      • McGees Station
  • Utah
    • Beaver Co.
      • Rocky Range
        • Rocky District
    • Box Elder Co.
      • Newfoundland Mts
        • Newfoundland District
    • Salt Lake Co.
      • Wasatch Mts
        • Cottonwood Heights area
          • Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Vermont
    • Orange Co.
      • Williamstown
    • Windham Co.
      • Dummerston
    • Windsor Co.
      • Bethel
      • Rochester
  • Virginia
    • Amherst Co.
      • Winesap
    • Bedford Co.
    • Brunswick Co.
    • Chesterfield Co.
    • Colonial Heights (City)
    • Culpeper Co.
      • Mitchell
    • Danville (City)
    • Dinwiddie Co.
    • Fairfax Co.
      • Annandale
      • Lorton
    • Fauquier Co.
    • Fredericksburg (City)
    • Goochland Co.
    • Grayson Co.
    • Greensville Co.
    • Halifax Co.
    • Hanover Co.
    • Henrico Co.
    • Henry Co.
    • Loudoun Co.
      • Leesburg
    • Louisa Co.
    • Lunenburg Co.
    • Madison Co.
    • Nelson Co.
      • Greenfield
    • Nottoway Co.
    • Pittsylvania Co.
      • Danville
    • Powhatan Co.
    • Richmond (City)
    • Spotsylvania Co.
    • Wythe Co.
  • Wisconsin
    • Ashland Co.
    • Lincoln Co.
    • Marathon Co.
      • Maine
      • Wausau Intrusive Complex
        • Nine Mile pluton
        • Wausau pluton
    • Marquette Co.
    • Shawano Co.
      • Tigerton
    • Waupaca Co.
  • Wyoming
    • Laramie Co.
Vietnam
 
  • Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province
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