Color & Veining of Granite
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Granite is available in a beautiful spectrum of colors. Colors in granite and marble can range from soft beiges and pinks and classic black-and-whites to rich corals, greens, and multi colors. Granite traditionally features a flecked or pebbled appearance.
The color of granite is governed largely by that of feldspar, usually the most abundant mineral. However, it may be modified to some extent by the quartz, hornblende, or mica, if considerable amounts are present. White, dark gray, green, light gray, and pink are common. Though these colors are common, a uniform color distribution is usually a desirable feature.
Dark granular igneous rocks, classified spectrographically as anorthosite, basalt, diabase, diorite, or gabbro, are also used as dimension stone and are classed commercially as black granite.
Reference: The Marble Institute of America
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