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Formation of Granite

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1 Formation
1.1 Formation
Granite is an intrusive igneous rock which is very hard, crystalline and is visibly homogeneous in texture and forms by melting of continental rocks
1.2 Composition
1.2.1 Mineral Content
Amphibole, Biotite, Feldspar, Hornblade, Micas, Muscovite or Illite, Plagioclase, Pyroxene, Quartz
1.2.2 Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, Potassium Oxide, MgO, MnO, Sodium Oxide, Phosphorus Pentoxide, Silicon Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide
1.3 Transformation
1.3.1 Metamorphism
97% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.2 Types of Metamorphism
Burial Metamorphism, Cataclastic Metamorphism
1.3.3 Weathering
99% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.4 Types of Weathering
Biological Weathering
1.3.5 Erosion
92% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.6 Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion, Sea Erosion, Water Erosion

Granite Formation

Granite formation took place millions of years ago. There are a variety of Granite Uses and the Granite Reserves are found in many countries around the world. The rocks in the earth’s crust continuously undergo changes in their composition which leads to formation of other rocks. Each rock has a unique formation process. Formation of Granite is explained below:

  • Granite is an intrusive igneous rock which is very hard, crystalline and is visibly homogeneous in texture and forms by melting of continental rocks

Along with Granite Formation, also learn about Granite composition and transformation in the next section.