Granite Slabs


Marble and Granite

Cairngorm Granite Slabs

The Cairngorm Granite is one of the largest plutons in the United Kingdom. The extensive Main Granite is a coarse, pink biotite granite slab. It shows both porphyritic and non-porphyritic facies. The smaller Glen Avon granite slab is a porphyritic white biotite granite. The Beinn Bhreac granite is a medium pink biotite poor granite and the Carn Ban Mor granite is fine-grained and porphyritic (Harrison, 1986). ...

Building Granite Stones of the United Kingdom

Granite Stone is a material of variety, nuance and unrivalled durability. Used appropriately and with regard to its nature it can enhance the architectural style of a building and last thousands of years. Geological Consultant, Francis Dimes outlines the geological characteristics of the material and the principles of its selection for use in conservation and restoration work. ...

Igneous rocks

Igneous rocks are those which cooled and consolidated from a fluid melt (magma) of rock material. The magma may have cooled quickly to give fine-grained rocks or slowly, to produce coarse-grained crystalline rocks. The nature will depend also on their chemical composition.

Many have been found in Great Britain, but only one - granite - has been used on any scale. South-West England and Scotland are the great granite producing areas for building. ...

Restoration work

SELECTING STONE FOR CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION WORK. The first requirement when a stone building is considered for conservation or restoration is to determine the nature of the stone. Many historic buildings will have archival records which should be scanned for references to the source. Where that does not produce any answers a geologist should be consulted to determine the nature of the stone. The next stage, the determination of the 'provenance', the source of the stone, ...