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CONTACT US  By phone: 0114201994 \ 5 \ 6 By email: info@westtombstone.co.za Or fill in a form here ABOUT US  West Hyper Tombstones is the largest  tombstone manufacturing company in  Gauteng, South Africa. Our factory in  Brakpan has been manufacturing granite  products for more than 25 years… Read more NEWS  Stay in touch with the latest developments  at West Hyper Tombstones and read the  latest news from the factory floor…  Read more WHAT IS GRANITE?  Granite is a hard igneus stone that is  formed over millions of years by  volcanic activity… Read more Top Where does granite come from?

Granite is a hard igneous stone that is formed over millions of years by volcanic activity. Magma flows from volcanic activity and slowly cools over millions of years. During this process, magma combines with various minerals including hornblende, feldspar, mica and quartz to create its crystal appearance. The elements are compressed by forced deep within the earths surface. As softer earthen material surrounding the granite deposits eroded over time, hard granite became exposed creating quarries of granite.

Why use granite for tombstones and grave markers?

Granite has been used for tombstones, headstones, monuments and gravestones for hundreds of years. Due to its durability and lasting beauty its generally the stone of choice for people wishing to celebrate and commemorate the life of a loved one that has passed away. With a granite tombstone, your memories of your loved one will literally be set in stone so that they may be remembered for generations to come.