Where Does Granite Come From?
The quarrying process.
Granite memorials, headstones, and even signage have a common place in our lives, but do you ever wonder what kind of a process the stone went through before it became the beautiful product you’re looking at today? Where does granite come from? The following video shows the process of quarrying and refining granite into a usable product.
Granite can be found in many locations around the world. Different geological areas produce different kinds of granite. For example, most black granite comes from India or China whereas a lot of grey and red come from the United States. The color will determine where it is available. The majority of granite is produced by large quarries in the United States, China, India, Spain, Finland, and Brazil. Rock quarries are a type of mining operation called an open-pit mine. The name comes from the gaping holes that are dug in the earth’s surface as the rock is cut and removed.