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Quarry

Excavation under the open sky of New Emerald Pearl Granite quarry in Abuja, Nigeria.

Ever wonder where this metallic green natural granite stone came from? We have the answers. It’s more interesting than you may think.

Emerald Pearl Granite is believed to have formed through a geological process that occurred over millions of years. It is classified as a type of igneous rock, specifically a variety of granite.

The formation of Emerald Pearl Granite can be attributed to the cooling and solidification of molten materials deep within the Earth’s crust. It is formed from a combination of several minerals, including feldspar, quartz, and mica, which give it its unique composition and appearance.

The process begins with the slow cooling of molten rock, known as magma, beneath the Earth’s surface. As the magma cools, the different minerals within it start to crystallize and interlock, forming the characteristic grain structure of granite.

Emerald Pearl Granite is known for its distinctively rich green color, which is caused by the presence of a mineral called labradorite. Labradorite contains iridescent qualities that give the granite its mesmerizing shimmer and depth. This particular mineral, along with the other components, contributes to the overall beauty and durability of Emerald Pearl Granite.

Over time, geological forces, such as uplift and erosion, have brought the granite closer to the surface, where it can be quarried and transformed into various applications, including countertops, tiles, and decorative stone.

The natural beauty, durability, and unique coloration of Emerald Pearl Granite make it a sought-after material for architectural and design purposes, adding elegance and sophistication to a wide range of projects.