Uses of Granite

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Uses of Granite
1 WaterSupply
1.1 Impermeable rock so several reservoirs have been constructed in steep valleys, such as the Burrator Reservoir which supplies Plymouth
2 Farming
2.1 Mainly extenisive sheep farming on poor pastures and in harsh enviornmental condition
2.1.1 this is because granite forms upland
3 Scenery
3.1 Forms wild and attractive moorland scenery. Attractive for outdoor activities
3.1.1 This includes; bird watching, walking, hiking, mountain biking, climbing and water sports on the reservoirs
4 Resource for Extraction
4.1 Building stone used throughout Cornwall and Aberdeen
4.2 Commonly used for kitchen surfaces
4.3 Kaolin used in industry as whitener-originated as granite

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