Hard, durable and available in different colours. Highly resistant to natural force, can take a nice polish. Its sp. gr. varies from 2·G to ‘2·7 and compressive strength varies from 770 to 1300 kg /cm2.
Uses: Steps, sills, facing work, walls, bridge piers, columns, road metal, ballast, etc. It is unsuitable for carving.
Localities: Kashmir, Madras, Punjab, Rajasthan, U.P., M.P., Mysore, Maharashtra. Assam, Bengal,
Bihar, Orissa, Kerala and