A textured Granite in either white or black, obtained from a quarry near Fresno, California. Black Academy granite was used for the Korena War Memorial in Washington DC. White Academy granite was used for the exterior of the Library Court Annex in Sacramento California that was built in 1992.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Academy Black granite; Black Academy granite; Academy White granite; White Academy granite;
Physical and Chemical Properties
Water absorption by weight = 0.1-0.15%
Resources and Citations
- Website: http://www.clarkpacific.com/markets/project.asp?projectnum=1159; information on Library Courts Annex, in Sacramento, 1992.
- Website: Sculpture made from black Academy granite at http://www.sethjason.com/9B.ASP
- Website: World's most popular granites at www.findstone.com/daniel3.htm ; water absorption = 0.1-0.15% by weight