STONE DATABASE

Granite

The beauty and elegance of granite makes it a most prestigious yet practical countertop. No two slabs of granite are exactly the same which means yours will be unique.

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Absolute Black Absolute BlackBlack Detail

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Stone Name :Absolute Black
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :India
Color :Black
Water Absorbtion :0.05-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Archean - Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :gabbro group - probably dolerite
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Fred Hueston

Absolute black is often colored with all types of dyes. To check to make sure it is not dyed, take some acetone and wipe the surface. If the color is transferred to the rag, it is dyed.

Academy Black Academy BlackBlack, grey Detail

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Stone Name :Academy Black
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :USA (California)
Color :Black, grey
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :gabbro group - norite
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African Red African RedRed, dark grey Detail

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Stone Name :African Red
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :South Africa (Gauteng)
Color :Red, dark grey
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.25%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :granite
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Afyon White Afyon White Detail

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Stone Name :Afyon White
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Turkey
Color :
Water Absorbtion :0
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Paleozoic limestones metamor-phosed probably in Terciery
Petrographic Type :marble
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Almond Mauve Almond MauvePink-violet, greenish, brown, ivory Detail

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Stone Name :Almond Mauve
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :China (Fujian)
Color :Pink-violet, greenish, brown, ivory
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.4%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic -Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :quartz syenite to quartz monzonite (varieties up to granite)
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Amadeus AmadeusGreen-black, light greenish, red Detail

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Stone Name :Amadeus
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Finland (Mikkeli)
Color :Green-black, light greenish, red
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :gneiss with garnet and cordierite
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Amazon Green Amazon GreenGreen Detail

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Stone Name :Amazon Green
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :India
Color :Green
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Amazon Star Amazon StarBrown (redish), bluish, grey, black Detail

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Stone Name :Amazon Star
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil (Rondonia)
Color :Brown (redish), bluish, grey, black
Water Absorbtion :(0.1-0.2%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Archean - Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :porphyritic granite with hornblende
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American Black American BlackBlack, grey Detail

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Stone Name :American Black
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :USA, Pennsylvania
Color :Black, grey
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Triassic - Jurassic boundary
Petrographic Type :gabbro - maybe dolerite
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Angola Black Angola BlackBlack, dark grey Detail

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Stone Name :Angola Black
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Angola
Color :Black, dark grey
Water Absorbtion :(0.1-0.2%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :?
Petrographic Type :gabbro group
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Anxi Red Anxi RedPink, white, grey, black Detail

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Stone Name :Anxi Red
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :China (Fujian Province)
Color :Pink, white, grey, black
Water Absorbtion :(0.25-0.45%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic -Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :granite
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Arctic Blue Arctic BlueGray Detail

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Stone Name :Arctic Blue
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Norway
Color :Gray
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Arctic Ice Arctic IceWhite Detail

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Stone Name :Arctic Ice
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil
Color :White
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Artus ArtusBrown, white Detail

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Stone Name :Artus
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil
Color :Brown, white
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Asa Branca Asa BrancaWhite, grey, black Detail

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Stone Name :Asa Branca
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil (Ceara)
Color :White, grey, black
Water Absorbtion :(0.25-0.4%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :alkali granite
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Atlantic Green Atlantic GreenGreen, grey Detail

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Stone Name :Atlantic Green
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Canada (Quebec)
Color :Green, grey
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.3%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :charnockite group (monzonite composition)
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Autumn Brown Autumn BrownBrown, dark grey Detail

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Stone Name :Autumn Brown
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Canada (Quebec)
Color :Brown, dark grey
Water Absorbtion :0
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :charnockite group (or syenite group - quartz monzonite)
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Azul Aran Azul AranGrey, bluish, brown Detail

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Stone Name :Azul Aran
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Spain (Cataluna)
Color :Grey, bluish, brown
Water Absorbtion :0.3-0.35%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Carboniferous (Permian)
Petrographic Type :granite group - pegmatite
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Azul Bahia Azul BahiaBlue, white, black Detail

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Stone Name :Azul Bahia
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil (Bahia)
Color :Blue, white, black
Water Absorbtion :0.05-0.1%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Archean to Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :sodalite syenite
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Azul Macaubas Azul MacaubasLght blue with blue waves Detail

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Stone Name :Azul Macaubas
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil (Bahia)
Color :Lght blue with blue waves
Water Absorbtion :0
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :quartzite
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Azul Noche Azul NocheBlue, black Detail

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Stone Name :Azul Noche
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Spain
Color :Blue, black
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Azul Paramirim Azul ParamirimBlue, green Detail

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Stone Name :Azul Paramirim
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil
Color :Blue, green
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Azul Platino Azul PlatinoGrey, bluish Detail

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Stone Name :Azul Platino
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Spain (Extremadura)
Color :Grey, bluish
Water Absorbtion :0
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Carboniferous
Petrographic Type :granite
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Bahia Gold Bahia GoldGold, grey Detail

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Stone Name :Bahia Gold
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil
Color :Gold, grey
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Balmoral Red Balmoral RedRose to light red, dark grey Detail

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Stone Name :Balmoral Red
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Finland (Turku-Pori)
Color :Rose to light red, dark grey
Water Absorbtion :0
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :granite
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Baltic Brown Baltic BrownBrown, dark grey, greenish grey Detail

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Stone Name :Baltic Brown
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Finland (Kymi)
Color :Brown, dark grey, greenish grey
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :granite
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Baltic Green Baltic GreenGreen-grey, dark grey Detail

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Stone Name :Baltic Green
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Finland (Kymi)
Color :Green-grey, dark grey
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :granite (quartz syenite)
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Barracuda Blue Barracuda BlueBlue, black Detail

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Stone Name :Barracuda Blue
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil
Color :Blue, black
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Barre Gray Barre GrayLight grey, dark grey Detail

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Stone Name :Barre Gray
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :USA (Vermont)
Color :Light grey, dark grey
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.3%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Devonian
Petrographic Type :granite group - granodiorite
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Belfast Black Belfast BlackBlack Detail

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Stone Name :Belfast Black
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :South Africa, (Gauteng)
Color :Black
Water Absorbtion :0.05-0.1%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :gabbro group - dolerite
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Bethel White Bethel WhiteWhite, grey-brown Detail

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Stone Name :Bethel White
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :USA (Vermont)
Color :White, grey-brown
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.3%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Devonian
Petrographic Type :granite up to quartz monzonite
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Bianco Sardo Bianco SardoIvory, grey, white, black Detail

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Stone Name :Bianco Sardo
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Italy (Sardegna)
Color :Ivory, grey, white, black
Water Absorbtion :0.25-0.45%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Carboniferous
Petrographic Type :granite
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Bianco Regina Bianco ReginaWhite-ivory, grey with brown-red (dark green) spots Detail

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Stone Name :Bianco Regina
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil (Bahia)
Color :White-ivory, grey with brown-red (dark green) spots
Water Absorbtion :(0.2-0.4%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :uppermost Proterozoic to Cambrian
Petrographic Type :gneiss group, probably granulite
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Bianco Romano Bianco RomanoWhite-ivory, grey with brown-red spots (and black streaks) Detail

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Stone Name :Bianco Romano
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil (Espirito Santo)
Color :White-ivory, grey with brown-red spots (and black streaks)
Water Absorbtion :(0.2-0.4%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :uppermost Proterozoic to Cambrian
Petrographic Type :gneiss group or pegmatite
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Big White Flower Big White FlowerWhite, grey, black Detail

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Stone Name :Big White Flower
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :China (Guangdong)
Color :White, grey, black
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.35%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic -Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :probably granite
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Black Galaxy Black GalaxyBlack with brown spots Detail

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Stone Name :Black Galaxy
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :India (Andhra Pradesh)
Color :Black with brown spots
Water Absorbtion :0.05-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :probably Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :gabbro group- norite
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Black Pearl Black PearlBlack, dark grey Detail

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Stone Name :Black Pearl
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :India (Andhra Pradesh)
Color :Black, dark grey
Water Absorbtion :(0.1-0.15%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :probably Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :probably gabbro group
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Blanco Cristal Blanco CristalWhite, grey, black Detail

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Stone Name :Blanco Cristal
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Spain (Madrid)
Color :White, grey, black
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.35%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Carboniferous
Petrographic Type :granite
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Blue Eyes Blue EyesBrown-grey with blue spots Detail

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Stone Name :Blue Eyes
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Canada (Newfoundland)
Color :Brown-grey with blue spots
Water Absorbtion :0.05-0.1%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :gabbro group - anorthosite
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Blue Eyes Pearl Blue Eyes PearlBlue Detail

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Stone Name :Blue Eyes Pearl
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Norway
Color :Blue
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Blue King Blue KingWhite-greenish (brownish), blue Detail

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Stone Name :Blue King
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Zambia (Northwestern Province)
Color :White-greenish (brownish), blue
Water Absorbtion :(0.05-0.2%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :sodalite syenite
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Blue Pearl Blue PearlBlue-grey Detail

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Stone Name :Blue Pearl
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Norway (Vestfold)
Color :Blue-grey
Water Absorbtion :0.05-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Carboniferous - Permian boundary
Petrographic Type :syenite group - larvikite
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Blue Star Blue StarBlack Detail

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Stone Name :Blue Star
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil
Color :Black
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Brazilian Black Brazilian BlackBlack, grey-black Detail

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Stone Name :Brazilian Black
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil (Espirito Santo)
Color :Black, grey-black
Water Absorbtion :0.05-0.15%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :uppermost Proterozoic to Cambrian
Petrographic Type :norite to diorite
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Brazilian White Brazilian WhiteWhite Detail

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Stone Name :Brazilian White
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil
Color :White
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Brown Pearl Brown PearlBrown Detail

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Stone Name :Brown Pearl
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Angola
Color :Brown
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Cafe Bahia Cafe BahiaBrown, black, beige Detail

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Stone Name :Cafe Bahia
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil (Bahia)
Color :Brown, black, beige
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :Quartz syenite to alkali quartz syenite
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Caledonia CaledoniaBrown, grey, black Detail

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Stone Name :Caledonia
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Canada (Quebec)
Color :Brown, grey, black
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :charnockite group (granite composition)
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Cambrian Black Cambrian BlackBlack, grey Detail

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Stone Name :Cambrian Black
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Canada (Quebec)
Color :Black, grey
Water Absorbtion :0.05-0.1%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :norite to anorthosite
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Capao Bonito Capao BonitoLight red, grey Detail

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Stone Name :Capao Bonito
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil (Sao Paulo)
Color :Light red, grey
Water Absorbtion :0.2-0.25%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :uppermost Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :granite
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Carioca Gold Carioca GoldGold, grey Detail

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Stone Name :Carioca Gold
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
Color :Gold, grey
Water Absorbtion :(0.3-0.4%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :granite
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Carmen Red Carmen RedRed, dark grey Detail

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Stone Name :Carmen Red
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Finland (Kymi)
Color :Red, dark grey
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.2%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :granite
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China Green China GreenLight grey-green, dark grey-green Detail

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Stone Name :China Green
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :China (Sichuan)
Color :Light grey-green, dark grey-green
Water Absorbtion :0.1-0.4%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :?
Petrographic Type :probably syenite group
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Coast Green Coast GreenGreen Detail

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Stone Name :Coast Green
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :India
Color :Green
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Colonial Dream Colonial DreamGold, white, grey Detail

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Stone Name :Colonial Dream
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Sri Lanka
Color :Gold, white, grey
Water Absorbtion :(0.15-0.35%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic metamorphism
Petrographic Type :gneiss group
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Colorado White Colorado WhiteWhite Detail

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Stone Name :Colorado White
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil
Color :White
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Copper Silk Copper SilkBeibe, pink, redish, green, black Detail

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Stone Name :Copper Silk
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :India (Rajasthan)
Color :Beibe, pink, redish, green, black
Water Absorbtion :(0.15-0.35%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :probably granite
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kelly minnis

our experience, this is like polishing particle board, full of little pits and holes.... horrible

kelly minnis

our experience, this is like polishing particle board, full of little pits and holes.... horrible

Costa Smeralda Costa SmeraldaGrey, green, white, (black, gold) Detail

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Stone Name :Costa Smeralda
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Iran
Color :Grey, green, white, (black, gold)
Water Absorbtion :(0.15-0.35%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :?
Petrographic Type :gneiss group
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Counter White Counter WhiteWhite, grey, pale pink, black Detail

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Stone Name :Counter White
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :China (Fujian)
Color :White, grey, pale pink, black
Water Absorbtion :0.15-0.35%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic -Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :probably granite
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Crema Bahia Crema BahiaBeige, bluish, (grey, black) Detail

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Stone Name :Crema Bahia
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil (Bahia)
Color :Beige, bluish, (grey, black)
Water Absorbtion :(0.15-0.2%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Archean - Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :alkali granite with hornblende
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Crema Mara Granite Crema Mara GraniteGold Detail

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Stone Name :Crema Mara Granite
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Brazil
Color :Gold
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Crystal Gold Crystal GoldGold, grey Detail

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Stone Name :Crystal Gold
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Canada (Ontario)
Color :Gold, grey
Water Absorbtion :0
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Archean
Petrographic Type :porphyritic granite
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Crystal White Crystal WhiteWhite Detail

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Stone Name :Crystal White
Stone Type :Granite
Origin :Spain
Color :White
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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