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Characteristics of basalt

- Dark grey/black
- Glittery speckles

2

Characteristics of granite

- Speckled grey, white, black and pink
- Contains very hard, large crystals

3

Characteristics of limestone

- Grey, white or yellow
- May contain fossils
- Fizzes in contact with a drop of acid

4

Characteristics of sandstone

- yellow/orange
- grains of sand are visible which may rub off

5

Characteristics of slate

- dark grey
- smooth
- layers split apart easily
- can be marked

6

Characteristics of marble

- white with swirls of colour
- can be highly polished for use in fireplaces or floors