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Texas Pink Granite: Its Formation and Use in the State Capitol

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Though at the time it may have been called Texas pink granite, the state capitol actually does not use true pink granite. Since the amount of feldspar in granite affects its hue, many shades of pink and red exist. The Texas capitol is made of what is known today as sunset red granite. But, don’t let the change in color description affect your appreciation for the long history of the granite’s formation and its journey through the Hill Country to the capitol.

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