If you are one of connoisseur of modern décor then White Granite is the right choice for you. It gives any surface a graceful, simple and elegant look while reflecting versatility and liveliness. There is vast line up of White Granite. Though, the chemical composition and bandings of granite make it impossible for the granite to have “pure” in white. However, most of the people believe that the beauty is displayed in the illusive variations or in the assuming contrasts.
Color variations of White Granite
White Granite has many variations of color, depending on its origination. For examples, Big White Flower is quarried in China. It has white and gray flecks. Snow White granite species comes from Canada, and White San Marcos is mined in Argentina. Other popular trends in white granite lean toward ivory in color. An excellent example of this is Bianca white granite, mined in Brazil and Italy.
White Granite deposits are found all over the world. The quarries of White Granite are located in the United States in California, Georgia, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Vermont, Australia, China and India. Granite deposits are generally found though the erosion of the upper layers of the earth.
Types of White Granite
White Granite is a building material first used and popularized by the ancient Greeks. It has been quarried and used to build structures both craftily and usefully, right from buildings to sculptures and to headstones.
Bethel White Granite originates from Bethel in the Green Mountains of Vermont. This medium –grained granite with a bluish –white color has been used in traditional and modern interiors. The gray-colored Kashmir White Granite, originates in Madurai, Keelaiyu, India, is also useful for other structural purposes.
Chemical composition of White Granite
Granite, an igneous or fire-formed rock, refers to the Latin word “granum” or grain in the structure of this crystalline rock. It includes the minerals feldspar, quartz and biotite and black mica. Feldspar appears as white mineral grains. Quartz shows as gray, glassy grains. Biotite contributes black flaky grains.
Uses of White Granite are
Excellent for countertops
White Granite is a popular choice for kitchen countertops and vanity tops. Because it is durable and it gives an artistic look. White granite creates durable flooring tiles and dimension stone.
Native American likes using of White Granite
The America is rich of producing White Granite. Earlier in time to the 16th century, the Native Americans used white granite for different purposes, such as bowls, grinding platforms, images, statues and so on. Because white granite was soft enough to give a shape easily and it was also hard enough to defy invariable use.
The natives used large white granite rocks as grinding platforms. They placed dried grain and maize on a flat slab of white granite and smashed it with a smaller granite stone that could be held in the palm of the hand.
Because of the softness of granite surface, the grains do not bounce and remain in place during the processing.
Making of Bowls
White granite was used by some of the Indians to create bowls because it is too dense to hold water and other foods, and it could be placed over an open flame for cooking. These qualities made white granite a valuable resource, and increased the demand as a replacement of other potteries, which could not be placed over an open flame without breaking.
Images / Effigies:
Various images or effigies made from white granite have been found all over the America. These images are small, usually no longer than 3 to 4 inches in length and width. It resembles corn gods, thunder, birds, bears and wolves. The natives chose this material because it remained intact during the carving and did not crumble.
The Native Americans began to use white granite to mark the graves of their dead after some time in the 16th century. They placed the white granite at the head of the grave.
The various uses of white granite in different purposes in different places prove its popularity and usefulness.