How is White Granite made
Granite means “grain” and it describes the basic structure of this natural stone
This different grain and color of these deep rocks developed during the process. In an alternating process of melting, high pressure and cooling, igneous rocks have formed at a depth of at least two kilometers. As soon as the cooling begins, crystallization begins and forms the typical texture of the granite, which is also known as light granite.
How white granite or light granite came to its name?
The minerals in the rock, such as pyroxene or hornblende, have different densities and are therefore heavier. These dark minerals have a higher melting point than lighter ones and solidify first. Metaphorically speaking, they have sunk downward in the process of creation. Then the quartz and feldspar solidify. This results in the different color images of the granite. This explains the differentiated appearance, which stands out as white granite or light granite compared to dark granite.
Examples of white granites are the Aksaray yaylak from Turkey, Bianco Monte Carlo from Italy or the Blanco Cristal or Bianco Cristal from Spain. A specialty among other varieties is white granulites. They have a more fine-grained structure than light granite but are otherwise the same in density and usage properties. These granulites include the African Ivory from South Africa or Bianco Regina from Brazil.
Worldwide occurrence of an outstanding granite!
White granite has an elegant and lively appearance. The slightly greyish discoloration creates a noble ambiance. Light granite from India is an example. The name “River White” fits perfectly with the distinctive look that creates. At the same time, it is robust and easy to maintain as hard rock, which is why it can be used as a staircase or wall covering and in the bathroom.
Light Granite is also found in Central Europe. The Bavarian Forest, the Fichtel Mountains and the Striegau-Zobten granite massif in Poland are covered with large reserves of granite. The color of granite is based on the content of the individual minerals, the crystallization – the type of solidification and the environmental influences that prevailed at that time. A yellowish color indicates that the iron contained in the granite has reacted due to weathering.