Interesting Facts - Granite
Raw granite exists internationally most commonly from these countries: Brazil, Norway, India, Spain and the United States. Granite is most commonly used for kitchen countertops, but did you ever think you would be eating off of something radioactive? This complex material has radioactive elements including potassium, thorium and uranium. The fact that it is radioactive is in no way harming to your health as the radioactivity level is way too low to pose problems. Since granite is one of the most resilient materials, it is used as the foundation of rock climbing walls throughout the world.
Granite is rapidly becoming one of North America's top choices when it comes to landscaping. With its unique and exquisite patterns, granite is excellent for modern designs in either interior or exterior applications. Crystallized granites have a natural, yet elegant appeal that has been proven to be durable in all climates.
Granite is usually a light-coloured, coarse-grained, igneous rock consisting mostly of quartz, orthoclase feldspar, sodium-rich plagioclase feldspar, and micas. Quartz is usually between 10 and 50 percent of the light-colored minerals in granite, which give granite its characteristic sparkle, with the remaining minerals consisting of feldspars and muscovite. The darker minerals present in granite are usually biotitic and hornblende.
Banas Stones® is proud to offer granite stone of a variety of shapes and sizes in six different, beautiful colour choices. Feel free to contact us for more information about our granite products, to view samples of our varied granite options, or to locate a dealer near you.
Granite is composed primarily of quartz and feldspar. It also may contain Orthoclase, which is a form of feldspar which can form in plate-like layers, short prismatic crystals and tabular inclusions. Granite is an igneous rock and is formed from magma.
The elemental powers of water and earth, ocean tumbled granite is a unique stone combining the elements of the sea with the deep rooted foundations of the earth! These stones are often full of shiny, light reflecting drusys.
This stone is a great balancer of water and earth (emotions and practicality). Earth helps water to keep its deep emotions in check. This incredible stone works on both the Base/Root and Sacral/Spleen Chakra as it grounds unstable or unsure emotions. Therefore, granite is wonderful for allowing for increased protection and abundance. This stone works well on scepticism. It allows for diplomacy, discretion, cooperativeness and negativity. Granite is a wonderful relationship balancer. Ocean tumbled granite in particular helps us to see and understand the big picture. So it shows us to look past the little puddles in our lives and focus on an ocean of opportunity and advancement!
Granite has been used to strengthen the hair and ailments associated with face and head.
Feng Shui: Granite is used in the North-east area for self cultivation, in the South west area for partners and relationships and the centre area grounding, good health and for dispersing negative energy throughout the room
“Granite has been honored by many cultures, particularly the Aboriginal and Mayan cultures, as a sacred and powerful stone, allowing for increased protection and abundance. Composed primarily of quartz and feldspar, it also may contain Orthoclase, which is a form of feldspar which can form in plate-like layers, short prismatic crystals and tabular inclusions. This stone works well on skepticism. Allows for diplomacy, discretion, cooperativeness and negativity. Granite is a wonderful relationship balancer. Granite also has been used to strengthen the hair and ailments associated with face and head. Benefits the bones and muscle and soft tissue. Use in conjunction with Flint to stimulate the regeneration of the body’s tissue.”