Basalt: where it is mined, how it is used, properties and features

Basalt, as well as widespread in Ukraine, and used in construction granite, belongs to volcanic rocks. The only difference is that basalt was formed as a result of the rapid cooling of lava on the surface, or at the bottom of the world ocean, and not in the depths of the earth’s crust, like granite.

Rapid cooling and solidification turned the “blood of the earth” into a fine-grained rock with a high specific gravity, unique characteristics and a luxurious dark color.

Its color (from a purely black color to dark gray and greenish-black shades) and physical characteristics depend on the field where basalt is mined.

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