Properties of 180 Worlds Most Popular Granites - Article 1

Properties of 180 Worlds Most Popular Granites

COMMERCIAL NAMECOUNTRY + STATE, PROVINCE

COLOURS

PETRO-GRAPHIC TYPE 

GEOLOGICAL AGE 

WATER AbSORPTION IN WEIGHT

OTHER NAMES AND VARIETIES 

SIMILAR STONES 

bASIS OF NAME 

AbSOLUTE bLACK   
India, 
mainly Andhra Pradesh

black

gabbro group - probably dolerite 

Archean - Proterozoic 

0.05-0.15%

AbSOLUTE bLACK INDIA, approximately JET bLACK, INDIAN bLACK, not quite correct bLACK AbSOLUTE, varieties: PREMIUM bLACK, WARANGAL bLACK, KHAMMAM bLACK, CHAMRAJNAGAR bLACK (Karnataka) 

bELFAST bLACK South Africa, NERO ZIMbAbWE,                 SWEDISH bLACK Sweden,                 IMPERIAL bLACK Australia, and all stones with names: AbSOLUTE bLACK, NERO ASSOLUTO 

JET bLACK = color, JET = coal                 type; WARANGAL, KHAMMAM, CHAMRAJ- NAGAR = sites 

ACADEMY bLACK
USA, California

black, grey

gabbro group - norite 

 

0.1-0.15%

 ACADEMIA bLACK 

IMPALA bLACK South Africa, partially CAMbRIAN bLACK Canada, bRAZILIAN bLACK and JET MIST - USA 

 

AFRICAN RED
South Africa, Gauteng

red, dark grey

   

0.2-0.25%

ROSSO AFRICA, ST. JOHNS RED, incorrect name AFRICA RED 

RUbY RED, INDIAN RED and JHANSI RED India 

 

ALMOND MAUVE
China, Fujian

pink-violet, greenish, brown, ivory

quartz syenite to quartz monzonite (varieties up to granite) 

Jurassic -Cretaceous 

0.15-0.4% 

G611, G3511, HUbEI RED; varieties: MISTY MAUVE (G634, incorrect: MYSTIC MAUVE), MAJESTIC MAUVE (G664), G687 (PEACH FLOWER), maybe G667 (PEACH PURSE)

partially LAOSHAN RED China, VIOLETTA Saudi Arabia, FLOWER OF UKRAINE Ukraine

ALMOND = tree, MAUVE = color by plant 

AMADEUS
Finland, Mikkeli

green-black, light greenish, red

gneiss with garnet and cordierite 

 

0.1-0.15%

 

partially TROPICAL GREEN (India) 

AMADEUS = maybe according Mozart

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