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Granite

Granite

  • Exhibition Text

    • This igneous rock formed when molten material intruded into the shallow crust, where it cooled and crystallized.  Later, uplift of the solid granite body and erosion of overlying rocks exposed it at the Earth’s surface.

      Provided by New England Stone Industries, Inc., Esmond, Rhode Island

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Geochemical cycles, Geology, Granite, Magmas

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