Rosso Africa Granite
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Synonyms: Africa Red, Africa Rot, African-Red, African Red, Afrika-Red, Afrika-Rot, Rojo Africa, Rosso Africa, Rouge Afrique, Vermelho Africa, WG209
Location: Rosso Africa granite is quarried near Polgietersrus, Northern Province, South Africa.
Description: Rosso Africa granite is a medium to coarse-grained, red granite. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite and in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as a granite. Ideal for both interior and exterior use, Rosso Africa granite is frost free and polish constant and a small sample is usually representative.
Granite: Granite is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. Granites are usually medium to coarse grained, occasionally with some individual crystals larger than the groundmass forming a rock known as porphyry. Granites can be pink to dark grey or even black, depending on their chemistry and mineralogy.