Custom Cut Polished & Wire Wrapped Lake Winnipesaukee New Hampshire Granite Bracelet Sterling Silver Size 7 .935
New Hampshire's State Stone/Rock is New Hampshire's nickname is the Granite State. This was a beautiful piece of granite a family member collected for us on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee while vacationing.
The word "granite" comes from the Latin granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a completely crystalline rock. Granitic rocks mainly consist of feldspar, quartz, mica, and amphibole minerals, which form an interlocking, somewhat equigranular matrix of feldspar and quartz with scattered darker biotite mica and amphibole (often hornblende) peppering the lighter color minerals. Occasionally some individual crystals (phenocrysts) are larger than the groundmass, in which case the texture is known as porphyritic. A granitic rock with a porphyritic texture is known as a granite porphyry. Granitoid is a general, descriptive field term for lighter-colored, coarse-grained igneous rocks. Petrographic examination is required for identification of specific types of granitoids. Granites can be predominantly white, pink, or gray in color, depending on their mineralogy.