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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.

2010-03-17 04:00:00

VANCOUVER, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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