If you walk through any cemetery, and you will find grave markers made of the same thing in every way the common material used in making their gravestone is rocks. I am sure that a lot of people do not really think about what kind of rock they could use for their monument in which it would be one of the most appealing gravestone in the cemetery. When it comes to how the rocks manage the wear and tear as the time goes by these implies that not all rocks are the same when in terms of durability and attractiveness. Most of the gravestones in some of the old cemeteries are made during the last few centuries these gravestones are made of a few durable types of rocks and these are the three common durable rocks way back in centuries these are marble, slate, and granite. As you roam around in a century-old cemetery very often you run into and can observe some other kind of gravestones such as a darker color of the gravestone of which the rock that is being used in making the gravestone is the gabbro stones, and maybe some are a few sandstone markers, but particularly in newer monuments or gravestones are rock commonly used is made in marble and granite and some other plutonic rocks of which is commonly used in the present times. Some older cemeteries prefer to use their locally accessible rocks that is why the stones that are being used in making a gravestone can also varies from one place to another.
Rocks are made of minerals, and perhaps some of the other mineral components are more likely to break down on the surface of the Earth than some others. There are two ways of which a rock can break down first is physically and secondly is chemically. Physical weathering is the pressure inflicted on rocks through processes such as frost / ice breaking, abrasion or hitting objects, plant roots, surface decompression as you have to note that most rocks are developed deep under our earth’s surface at a high pressure and so the surface environment is a way out of their ideal conditions for a rock can strive and preserved and a lot more natural occurrences that can cause a rock to break down. And the chemical weathering is a reaction that takes place in the wear and tear of a rock when the rock interacts with water, air and acids as it is constantly exposed to in the earths surface.
And if you want to remember your loved ones forever, you need to carefully pick the correct and ideal tombstone, gravestone or grave marker for them to be remembered throughout the years passes by. Suggesting for the best and perfect tombstone, gravestone, or grave marker is the Quartzite rock because this rock is highly resistant to chemical weathering and to physical weathering as well for these type of rock lacks a lot of space for water to sneak in of which causes the rock to breakdown and so it makes the perfect choice for a gravestone that will last for a long period of time.