Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. Granites can be predominantly white, pink, or gray in color, depending on their mineralogy. The word "granite" comes from the Latin granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a holocrystalline rock. Strictly speaking, granite is an igneous rock with between 20% and 60% quartz by volume, and at least 35% of the total feldspar consisting of alkali feldspar, although commonly the term "granite" is used to refer to a wider range of coarse-grained igneous rocks containing quartz and feldspar.
Marble chips (White Limestone) are mostly made up of calcium carbonate, which is an alkaline compound. Being alkaline, it reacts with hydrochloric acid to produce calcium chloride, water and carbon dioxide. Calcium chloride is white, water and carbon dioxide are colorless. Large lumps of marble chips are crushed to smaller and all impurities are removed from it. Due to its glistening feature, it can be used in beautifying any landscape and also as building material for sculpture. Premium White Marble Chips, prized for its many uses has been quarried for thousands of years. The Romans and Greeks used it for sculpting and architecture.
The global granite market size was valued at US$14.76 billion in 2016, and this figure is expected to reach US$17.68 billion by 2021. Over the past five years, the global granite market maintained a strong annual growth rate of 3.3% from US$13.39 billion in 2013. The market growth is mainly driven by the surging construction and renovation activities in developed countries, rapid industrialization and urbanization in developing countries, changing consumer preference for natural looking home décor, and the growing commercial value of granite products in the global market.