Texas Red granite

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Description

A medium- to coarse-grain, pink, or gray granite quarried near Marble Falls in Llano and Burnet Counties, Texas. Texas Red or Pink granite was used for monuments and buildings. Examples include parts of the Atlantic City Convention Center in NJ and the Center Commons in Brooklyn NY.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Texas Pink granite; Texas Rose granite; Texas granite

Other Properties

Water absorption by weight = 0.1-0.2%

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Frank A. Lent, Trade names and Descriptions of Marbles, Limestones, Sandstones, Granites and Other Building Stones Quarried in the United States Canada and other Countries., Stone Publishing Co, New York, 1925
  • Website address 1 Comment: World's most popular granites at www.findstone.com/daniel3.htm ; water absorption = 0.1-0.2% by weight