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while time, war, and
hazardous emissions continually wrecked the , a 12th-century tomb of Nizami epic poet, the tomb was finally rebuilt in solid granite in 1991 in Ganja, Azerbaijan?
in Eparchaean Unconformity India is a major discontinuity between Proterozoic Nagari Quartzites and Archaean granite with a time gap of at least 500 million years between the two formations?
is the largest Coast Range Arc continental volcanic arc fossil in the world and the largest granite projection in North America?
marbleized appearance of the granite siding on the in Gerard Crane House Somers, New York, is a naturally occurring feature of the locally quarried stone?
was an ancient deserted settlement in the Glensanda Highlands of Scotland, but is now a super-quarry which exports 6,000,000 tons of granite every year?
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Question 1: Menkaure's Pyramid, likely dating to the same era, was constructed of ________ and granite blocks.
Question 3: Cellars and basements sunk into soils over granite can become a trap for [9 ] ________ gas, which is formed by the decay of uranium.
Question 4: What type is thing is Granite?
Question 5: Many large Hindu temples in southern India, particularly those built by the 11th century king ________, were made of granite.
Question 6: Some granites contain around 10 to 20 parts per million of ________.
Question 7: Sandblasted ________ with a heavy aggregate content has an appearance similar to rough granite, and is often used as a substitute when use of real granite is impractical.
Question 8: Many large granite plutons are the sources for palaeochannel-hosted or roll front uranium ore deposits, where the uranium washes into the ________ from the granite uplands and associated, often highly radioactive, pegmatites.
Question 9: With increasing amounts of ________ in parts of the world, granite has begun to supplant marble as a monument material, since it is much more durable.
Question 10: Magmas will evolve to the eutectic because of ________, or because they represent low degrees of partial melting.