calcite which is weaker than granite and the minerals it usually is
made up of, quartz, feldspar, mica.
I think granite is hard to sculpt
I agree that granite is harder to sculpt than Limestone. Limestone can easily be cut into any shape.
People in ancient times "tamed" natural stone, and the development of technology made it possible to create jewelry, sculptures, building materials from it. Stone carving machine and various accessories make the process more accurate and convenient. But what about a person who decides to do stone carving at home? First of all, you need to choose the material for work, purchase tools and learn safety rules.
Limeston is softer there for easier to sculpt! Deerrr ;P
Hope this helps