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Fallout

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Granite
Biography
race: Pure Human
affiliation: Enclave
role: Enclave Control Company leader
rank: Sergeant
location: Oil Rig
Gameplay
appearances: Fallout 2
Statistics
Technical
dialogue file: QCGRANIT.MSG
actor: None

Sergeant Granite was the leader of the Enclave Control Company squad assisting special agent Frank Horrigan in the field. When the Chosen One invaded the Oil Rig and blew up the reactor, he and his squad were the last obstacle, apart from the aforementioned giant. However, Granite valued his life and when faced with the dillema of dying for a failed cause or surviving in the wastes, he could be convinced to turn against Horrigan.

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Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other item On death
Advanced Power Armor Mk II YK42B Pulse Rifle 2mm EC Rounds
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Enclave Oil Rig
Enclave of the United States of America

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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010

From Halopedia, the Halo Wiki

Slab of Granite

Granite (from Latin granum, meaning "grain") is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. It has a medium to coarse texture, occasionally with some individual crystals larger than the ground mass forming a rock known as porphyry. Granites can be pink to dark gray or even black, depending on their chemistry and mineralogy. Outcrops of granite tend to form tors, and rounded massifs. Granites sometimes occur in circular depressions surrounded by a range of hills, formed by the metamorphic aureole or hornfels.

Granite is nearly always massive (lacking internal structures), hard and tough, and therefore it has gained widespread use as a construction stone.

Radiation

Granite is a normal, geological, source of radiation in the natural environment. Granite contains around 10 to 20 parts per million of uranium. By contrast, more mafic rocks such as tonalite, gabbro or diorite have 1 to 5 ppm uranium, and limestones and sedimentary rocks usually have equally low amounts.

Many large granite plutons are the sources for palaeochannel-hosted or roll front uranium ore deposits, where the uranium washes into the sediments from the granite uplands and associated, often highly radioactive, pegmatites.

In buildings constructed primarily from natural granite, it is possible to be exposed to approximately 200 mrems per year.[5]

Granite could be considered a potential natural radiological hazard as, for instance, villages located over granite may be susceptible to higher doses of radiation than other communities.[6] Cellars and basements sunk into soils formed over or from particularly uraniferous granites can become a trap for radon gas, which is heavier than air.

However, in the majority of cases, although granite is a significant source of natural radiation as compared to other rocks it is not often an acute health threat or significant risk factor. Various resources from national geological survey organizations are accessible online to assist in assessing the risk factors in granite country and design rules relating, in particular, to preventing accumulation of radon gas in enclosed basements and dwellings.

Uses

The Highland Mountains on Reach were mountains of granite[1], and the planet Onyx also had numerous deposits of granite forming hills and mesas.[2]. Harvest's parliament building was constructed of granite.[3] Forerunner structures on Alpha Halo were also made using granite, with an intricate level of symbols embedded in their surfaces[4].

Sources

  1. Halo: The Fall of Reach pg. 229
  2. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx pg. 124
  3. Halo: Contact Harvest pg. 79
  4. Halo: The Flood

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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

Granite may also refer to Granite equipment or Granite rocks.

Granite is an item that can only be mined from granite rocks at the quarry south of the Bandit Camp in the Kharidian Desert. In the quarry, as in the desert, desert heat will continually reduce the player's Hitpoints unless the player has waterskins in inventory, or is wearing an Enchanted water tiara. Prior to January 2007, no water was required in the quarry.

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Types of granite

A player must have Mining level of 45 or greater to mine granite, which yields the following experience depending on the size the granite block mined:

Size XP Examine text Exchange Price
Granite (500g) 500g 50 A tiny chunk of granite. 296 coins update
File:Granite_2kg.png 2kg 60 A small chunk of granite. 837 coins update
File:Granite_5kg.png 5kg 75 A medium-sized chunk of granite. 1,765 coins update

Text messages:

  • Mine rocks - "You swing your pick at the rock", then "You manage to quarry some granite."
  • Prospect rocks - "This rock is granite."
  • Examine rocks - "A rocky outcrop."

Uses

Granite is required in:

Mining granite

Two players mining granite.

Granite respawns quickly, so that a player can mine continuously at a group of only 3-4 rocks.

When granite is mined, the player receives one of the three sizes of granite blocks. You are more likely to get larger blocks with higher mining level. When wearing Varrock armour and the armour effect activates, the size of the second block of granite will be the same as the first block.

By using a chisel, the player can carve the larger blocks into 500g ones: four 500g blocks from 2kg, and ten from 5kg (first by cutting the 5kg block into two 2kg and two 500g blocks, and then cutting the 2kg blocks). 500g blocks are occasionally in great demand because it is as a tertiary component for infusing Summoning pouches, so mining granite, keeping and banking only the 5kg blocks, and later chiselling them down to 500g can yield many of these small blocks fairly quickly.

Before the mining update of 9 September 2008, larger blocks could not be chiselled into 500g blocks. Jagex adjusted the price of 2kg and 5kg blocks from their former prices of 4 and 10 coins to over 4,000 and 10,000 coins, to be in line with the price of 500g granite. Prices have dropped since the update.

Chiselling granite

A player splitting granite.

A modest profit can be made by chiselling granite. Supposing that a player buys a block of granite (5kg) for 1,765 coins each, chisels it into 10 blocks of granite (500g), and sells the blocks in the Grand Exchange for 296 coins each, the player can earn a profit of 1,287 coins per block of granite (5kg).

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Granite was a rock used for sculpting and possibly building. It was presumably the namesake of the granite slug.

It was exposed at Keldabe, Mandalore along the Kelita River[1] and on Endregaad[2].

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Appearances

  • Lost Tribe of the Sith: Skyborn
  • X-wing: Wedge's Gamble (First appearance)
  • Boba Fett: A Practical Man (Mentioned only)
  • Junior Jedi Knights: Lyric's World
  • Sacrifice

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