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2010-07-12 07:35:00

SPANISH FORK, Utah, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Beverly Hills is joining a list of high-profile cities that are welcoming a new generation of building. Irontown Housing Company, Inc., a 25-year-old Utah housing company, has changed the face of construction by providing customers custom, quality built, energy efficient homes while saving time, money and the earth. Irontown Homes is scheduled to deliver a custom home to Beverly Hills on July 14th. The home features exquisite hand hewn...

2010-03-17 04:00:00

VANCOUVER, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (CVV - TSX.V) (the "Company") is pleased to be able to report that, after a 3-year hiatus, the Manitoba Government has completed consultation with local First Nations and has issued exploration permits for ground work and drilling on CanAlaska's NE Wollaston Project. These permits now allow CanAlaska to proceed to unlock the value of its previous $7 million of exploration expenditures, and entertain new partnerships for...

2009-12-21 10:55:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Cosentino, maker of Silestone Natural Quartz, is proud to have been selected as the sole countertop supplier for the 2010 Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C. This project developed by Millennium Water, will not only serve as a "home away from home" for officials and competing athletes, but it will also be one of the first LEED Gold neighborhoods in Canada. The Olympic Village development is the largest North American quartz commercial project in 2009....

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2009-12-15 10:42:42

School playgrounds fitted with granite sand surfacing significantly reduce the risk of children fracturing arms in comparison with wood fiber surfaces, according to a randomized trial published this week in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine. Even in well maintained playgrounds there is always a risk of injury "“ in the United States alone, 200,000 children are treated for playground injuries a year. Andrew Howard (of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada) and colleagues...

2009-12-09 11:40:00

DENVER, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Introducing Sippin' Rocks, an incredibly elegant set of highly polished cubes made from granite imported from throughout the world that delivers unparalleled flavor with any whiskey, vodka, tequila or other liquor but without diluting it. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091209/CG23655) The Sippin' Rocks comes in a set of six for $55, shipping is free and all orders placed by Dec. 15th will arrive guaranteed in time for Christmas. Visit...

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2009-10-01 07:47:10

Exposure to radon gas in homes is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, according to a study carried out by researchers from the University of Cantabria and the Babes-Bolyai University in Romania. The team has studied data on exposure to this element in a uranium mining area in Transylvania and in an area of granite in Torrelodones, Madrid. Numerous studies worldwide have shown that radon, a natural radioactive gas that seeps into homes in some regions, is the second leading...

2009-09-24 09:17:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Silestone(R) by Cosentino(R) has become an active partner in the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition "GET ON THE BUS" campaign for Season 7 of the award-winning reality TV show that airs on ABC. Cosentino will be involved in every episode of Season 7, starting Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, from 8 to 10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The 'GET ON THE BUS" theme represents a heightened focus on voluntarism during Season 7. The show has won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding...

2009-09-23 09:17:00

HOUSTON and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Cosentino(R) North America has agreed to donate Silestone(R) by Cosentino(R) quartz countertops and ECO(TM) by Cosentino(R) countertops made of 75 percent post-industrial recycled content for the new Universal Design Living Laboratory (www.udll.com) demonstration home in Columbus, Ohio. Marble and Granite Works of Plain City, Ohio, a long-time partner to Cosentino, will donate fabrication and installation services. The groundbreaking...

2009-08-31 13:37:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Take discarded scraps of blue, jade green, brown and white Silestone(TM) quartz countertop surfacing material. Combine a keen interest in recycling with the creativity of a graphic designer and novice do-it-yourself home remodeler. And what results is an attention-grabbing, eco-friendly kitchen that is fresh, clean and very "in." Randy Bessire of Houston could easily see how industrial trash could be converted into domestic treasure when he set out to...

2009-08-31 10:15:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies published in the scientifically peer-reviewed Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology show that granite used in countertops poses no radon or radiation threat to consumers. "Based on the results of our research, we did not identify any slabs of granite intended for sale as countertop that would produce exposures that exceed health-protective limits or background levels commonly found in the environment," said Dr. Joseph...


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2005-05-25 18:45:14

Rhyolite is an igneous, volcanic (extrusive) rock, of felsic composition, with aphanitic to porphyritic texture. Mineral assembly is usually quartz, alkali feldspar and plagioclase (in a ratio > 1:2). Biotite and pyroxene are common accessory minerals. Rhyolite can be considered as the extrusive equivalent to the plutonic granite rock. Due to their high content of silica, rhyolite form highly viscous lavas. They can also occur as breccias or in volcanic necks and dikes. Like obsidian,...

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This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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