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Granite Countertop Installation and Repair in Auburn Hills

Need a granite countertop for a project in Auburn Hills, MI? You are in luck! Granite is our specialty – from us handling the whole project to just supply materials, we can supply you with the material and labor to get the job done. Contact us to received a free quote.

Michigan Granite & Natural Stone Contractor in Auburn Hills

Fireplaces are a beautiful focal point of a home and their surrounds can easily be updated with natural stone. For your project in Auburn Hills, MI we can supply a contemporary design with full slabs of high polished granite, a traditional design using splitface limestone, or a rustic look using natural cleft rock. Visit our facility to see these products live.

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3 Basic Types Of Rock (Shelby Township, MI)

There are three basic types of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.

Extremely common in the Earth’s crust, igneous rocks are volcanic and form from molten material. They include not only lava spewed from volcanoes, but also rocks like granite, which are formed by magma that solidifies far underground.

Typically, granite makes up large parts of all the continents. The seafloor is formed of a dark lava called basalt, the most common volcanic rock. Basalt is also found in volcanic lava flows, such as those in Hawaii, Iceland, and large parts of the U.S. Northwest.

Granite rocks can be very old. Some granite, in Australia, is believed to be more than four billion years old, although when rocks get that old, they’ve been altered enough by geological forces that it’s hard to classify them.

Sedimentary rocks are formed from eroded fragments of other rocks or even from the remains of plants or animals. The fragments accumulate in low-lying areas—lakes, oceans, and deserts—and then are compressed back into rock by the weight of overlying materials. Sandstone is formed from sand, mudstone from mud, and limestone from seashells, diatoms, or bonelike minerals precipitating out of calcium-rich water.

Fossils are most frequently found in sedimentary rock, which comes in layers, called strata.

Metamorphic rocks are sedimentary or igneous rocks that have been transformed by pressure, heat, or the intrusion of fluids. The heat may come from nearby magma or hot water intruding via hot springs. It can also come from subduction, when tectonic forces draw rocks deep beneath the Earth’s surface.

Marble is metamorphosed limestone, quartzite is metamorphosed sandstone, and gneiss, another common metamorphic rock, sometimes begins as granite. According to nationalgeographic.com

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