Influence of Mineral Composition in Natural Granite Rocks on Microhardness
Keywords:natural rocks, granite, microhardness, surface roughness
Granites are becoming increasingly popular and, as a result, their areas of use are expanding. In addition to their colour and particle size, the surface roughness of the machined material is becoming an important aspect of their application. In order to create a suitable surface roughness, the type of rocks located on the surface, elemental composition and microhardness of the minerals are important, because knowledge of these characteristics can be used to determine the machining parameters. Microhardness is affected by the atomic percentage values of Si, Al and Na. In addition, for some minerals, a correlation can also be established between the Si, Al and Na components.