Granite: What’s In a Name?

To a geologist, granite is one specific type of stone. It’s a light colored, coarse-grained igneous rock. Thus, “black granite,” to a geologist, is an oxymoron akin to a “vegetarian steak.” There simply is no such thing.

But neither side needs to be right or wrong on this. Naming conventions for stones vary across different industries. Those who work in mining, gemstones, commercial stones, and geology all have their own language. And that’s okay. Everyone should use the names that make the most sense for their purposes. The stone industry needn’t start labeling slabs as granodiorite or monzonite just to make geologists happy.

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Brothers in Granite is a granite exporter from Brazil and our concept is to offer our customers the largest variety of colors and the best customer service resulting in a totally convenient and easy process when importing a granite container. Our focus is to provide a simple and easy importing experience and offer the most beautiful granite colors available from Brazil along with a competitive price and reliable quality inspection. We buy our blocks from many different quarries in Brazil and we produce our slabs with the latest technology machines resulting on top quality finishing. We are very serious about quality and our focus is to offer our customers only with the best in terms of slabs and customer service.

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