Granite

Granite is the state rock for Georgia.

Granite is an igneous rock that is a mix of quartz, mica and feldspar. Granites can be pink to gray in color, depending on their chemistry and mineralogy. By definition, granite is an igneous rock with at least 20% quartz by volume. Granite is almost always massive and extremely hard and dense making it suitable for construction purposes.

Right outside of Atlanta, is the Stone Mountain Park which has the worlds largest bas-relief carving. The figures of three prominent Confederate Generals are seen on their horses as part of the Confederate Memorial. You have General Robert E. Lee, General Stonewall Jackson, and Confederate President Jefferson Davis depicted in the carving.

Stone-Mountain-Park-Georgia

In the Piedmont area of northeastern Georgia, between the Savannah and the Broad Rivers lies a town called Elberton. Elberton is also called the Granite Capital of the World. With more than 45 different quarries, large supplies of building materials are coming out of the state and being used for everything from monuments to building blocks.

granite blue pride of elberton

georgia-gray-granite

Georgia Gray Granite

1905 Granite Jail Sparta, Ga

Sparta Jail made of Georgia Granite

Ga Guidestones Granite

Georgia Guidestones, Elberton, Ga

Macon, Georgia 31210