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Granite is nearly always massive (lacking internal structures), hard and tough, and
therefore it has gained widespread use as a construction stone. The average density of
granite is between 2.65 and 2.75 g/cm3, its compressive strength usually lies above 200
MPa, and its viscosity at standard temperature and pressure is 3-6 • 1019 Pa·s.

Tri State Stone, Inc Net:Granitic magma must make room for itself or be intruded into
other rocks in order to form an intrusion, and several mechanisms have been proposed to
explain how large batholiths have been emplaced:

* Stoping, where the granite cracks the wall rocks and pushes upwards as it removes
blocks of the overlying crust
* Assimilation, where the granite melts its way up into the crust and removes overlying
material in this way
* Inflation, where the granite body inflates under pressure and is injected into position

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Industrial use
Blocks of cut marble at the historic mill in Marble, Colorado.

Colorless or light-colored marbles are a very pure source of calcium carbonate, which is
used in a wide variety of industries. Finely ground marble or calcium carbonate powder is
a component in paper, and in consumer products such as toothpaste, plastics, and paints.
Ground calcium carbonate can be made from limestone, chalk, and marble; about three-
quarters of the ground calcium carbonate worldwide is made from marble. Ground
calcium carbonate is used as a coating pigment for paper because of its high brightness
and as a paper filler because it strengthens the sheet and imparts high brightness.
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In some areas granite is used for gravestones and memorials. Granite is a hard stone and
requires skill to carve by hand. Modern methods of carving include using computer-
controlled rotary bits and sandblasting over a rubber stencil. Leaving the letters, numbers
and emblems exposed on the stone, the blaster can create virtually any kind of artwork or

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