Granite main content.


Part of Hall of Planet Earth.


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

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

Keywords: Geochemical cycles, Geology, Magmas, Granite

Audience: General