What Is Granite Made Of?

Like other igneous stone, granite is formed through the cooling and solidification of molten rock. This process occurs all over the world, so the composition and appearance of granite can vary considerably.

If you would like to learn about the chemicals and minerals that are most prominent in granite samples from around the world, watch this brief informative video. In this clip, Bowling Green State University geology Professor Jeffrey Wagner gives an excellent presentation and discusses the feldspar, quartz and dark minerals that must be present in order for natural stone to be classified as granite.

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