Diorite

Type: Igneous Rock

HOW MY ROCK GOT ITS NAME.

Diorite got its name from a chain of mountains in South America such as, the Andes Mountains.

DESCRIBE THE COLOR.

Diorite has a white color speckled with black dots it tends to have a "salt and pepper" appearance, as well as turning dark green or pink.

PRODUCTS MY ROCK IS USED IN.

Some products that we use diorite for are building material and ornamental (decorating) purposes.

HOW WE USE MY ROCK

We use my rock in things such as, inscriptions, and paving holes in roads.

DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE.

The texture of diorite is coarse (very dry or rough).

WHERE IS IT FOUND ON EARTH?

Diorite is found in the Andes Mountains (mentioned in How did your rock get its name?) Sondrio in Italy, Thuringia and Sassonia in Germany. Some other places where Diorite is found is in Scotland, the Isle of Guernsey, Minnesota USA, Sweden and Romania

INTERESTING FEATURES OF MY ROCK. MAKE UP A STORY.

Some interesting features on my rock are the sharp edges and sides, also the smooth sides. I think the sharp edges and sides got there because maybe while they were forming the edges were round and then when the process was ready the edges broke and turned sharp. I think that the smooth sides were very rough at first ,but then someone smoothed it out with another rock before it was packaged, given to my teacher, and then given to me for a temporary time.

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