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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Granulite is fine to medium grained metamorphic rock with a granular of polygonal crystals.
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Central Europe
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From Latin granulum, a little grain or fine grained
1.4 Class
Metamorphic Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Not Applicable
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
2 Texture
2.1 Texture
Granoblastic
2.2 Color
Black, Brown
2.3 Maintenance
Less
2.4 Durability
Durable
2.4.1 Water Resistant
81% Metamorphic Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.2 Scratch Resistant
65% Metamorphic Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.3 Stain Resistant
42% Metamorphic Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.4 Wind Resistant
19% Metamorphic Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.5 Acid Resistant
15% Metamorphic Rocks Rocks have it !
2.5 Appearance
Veined or Pebbled
3 Uses
3.1 Architecture
3.1.1 Interior Uses
Bathrooms, Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways, Flooring, Homes, Hotels, Interior Decoration, Kitchens, Stair Treads
3.1.2 Exterior Uses
As Building Stone, As Facing Stone, Garden Decoration, Office Buildings, Paving Stone
3.1.3 Other Architectural Uses
Curbing
3.2 Industry
3.2.1 Construction Industry
As Dimension Stone, Building houses or walls
3.2.2 Medical Industry
Not Yet Used
3.3 Antiquity Uses
Artifacts, Monuments, Sculpture
3.4 Other Uses
3.4.1 Commercial Uses
Curling, Gemstone, Laboratory bench tops, Soil Conditioner, Tombstones
4 Types
4.1 Types
Not Available
4.2 Features
Clasts are smooth to touch
4.3 Archaeological Significance
4.3.1 Monuments
Used
4.3.2 Famous Monuments
Data Not Available
4.3.3 Sculpture
Used
4.3.4 Famous Sculptures
Data Not Available
4.3.5 Pictographs
Not Used
4.3.6 Petroglyphs
Not Used
4.3.7 Figurines
Used
4.4 Fossils
Absent
5 Formation
5.1 Formation
Granulite is a fine-grained granular metamorphic rock in which the main component minerals are feldspars and quartz and forms at high temperature and pressure conditions.
5.2 Composition
5.2.1 Mineral Content
Amphibole, Biotite, Feldspar, Hornblade, Micas, Muscovite or Illite, Plagioclase, Quartz
5.2.2 Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, CaO, Carbon Dioxide, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, Potassium Oxide, MgO, MnO, Sodium Oxide, Phosphorus Pentoxide, Sulfur Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide
5.3 Transformation
5.3.1 Metamorphism
50% Metamorphic Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.2 Types of Metamorphism
Not Applicable
5.3.3 Weathering
65% Metamorphic Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.4 Types of Weathering
Biological Weathering, Chemical Weathering
5.3.5 Erosion
77% Metamorphic Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.6 Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion, Water Erosion, Wind Erosion
6 Properties
6.1 Physical Properties
6.1.1 Hardness
6-7
6.1.2 Grain Size
Medium to Coarse Grained
6.1.3 Fracture
Not Available
6.1.4 Streak
White
6.1.5 Porosity
Very Less Porous
6.1.6 Luster
Vitreous
6.1.7 Compressive Strength
Flint
175.00 N/mm2
Rank: 13 (Overall)
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6.1.8 Cleavage
Imperfect
6.1.9 Toughness
Not Available
6.1.10 Specific Gravity
2.8-3.0
6.1.11 Transparency
Opaque
6.1.12 Density
3.06-3.33 g/cm3
6.2 Thermal Properties
6.2.1 Specific Heat Capacity
Banded iron for..
0.14 kJ/Kg K
Rank: 26 (Overall)
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6.2.2 Resistance
Heat Resistant, Wear Resistant
7 Reserves
7.1 Deposits in Eastern Continents
7.1.1 Asia
China, India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam
7.1.2 Africa
Angola, Egypt, Madagascar, Nigeria, South Africa
7.1.3 Europe
Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sardinia, Spain, Switzerland, The Czech Republic, Venezuela
7.1.4 Others
Not Yet Found
7.2 Deposits in Western Continents
7.2.1 North America
Canada, USA
7.2.2 South America
Not Yet Found
7.3 Deposits in Oceania Continent
7.3.1 Australia
Not Yet Found

Information about Granulite

Rocks are naturally occurring solids which are composed of minerals & have been used by humans since ages. From Stone Age, rocks are used for various purposes. Also, the metals and minerals found in rock play an important role in our life. Get to know all the Granulite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Granulite rock here. Granulite is fine to medium grained metamorphic rock with a granular of polygonal crystals.. Granulite is available in black, brown colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Granulite is white. Get to know more about Granulite rock and characteristics of Granulite rock in the next sections.