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2009-03-19 08:28:14

MU researchers found that strain heating can play an important role in crustal melting A University of Missouri study published in Nature this week has found that the Earth's crust melts easier than previously thought. In the study, researchers measured how well rocks conduct heat at different temperatures and found that as rocks get hotter in the Earth's crust, they become better insulators and poorer conductors. This finding provides insight into how magmas are formed and will lead to...

2009-03-02 07:15:00

ATLANTA, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Craft-Art Company, the national leader in custom, high-end, solid wood countertops, is introducing its latest countertop line, Heritage Wood Countertops. The Atlanta, Georgia-based company will distribute its new line exclusively through Artisan Group, a nationwide network of premier countertop fabricators. Craft-Art, a company who believes that service is as important as the quality of its products, has selected Artisan Group to expand its national network...

2009-02-28 21:10:00

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's sagging economy may make you hesitant to tackle large home improvement projects. With home values continuing to decline, credit options contracting and sales in a slump, there's not a lot of good news for homeowners hoping for a huge return on investment for large-scale remodels. But if you're willing to tackle those smaller home improvement projects now, start with a room that typically offers a great return on investment -- the...

2009-02-17 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX.V - CVV) ("CanAlaska" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from summer prospecting on its Grease River project. Multiple zones of uranium mineralization have previously been reported from basement rocks, just north of the northern limit of the Athabasca sandstone (see Press Release - March 3, 2008). Prospecting and mapping during summer 2008 concentrated on several structures with higher grade uranium, found...

2009-01-05 19:49:44

Police said they have arrested a father and son who allegedly plotted to steal thousands of pounds of tombstones from a granite company in New York state. Investigators said Demetrius Lanier, 35, and his son, Shateek Lanier, 19, attempted to leave Stefanazzi & Spargo Granite Co. in Latham with $6,000 worth of tombstones in the back of their rented truck Sunday, the Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union reported Monday. Detective Lt. John Van Alstyne said both men were charged with felony criminal...

2009-01-05 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- To reassure consumers about the safety, beauty and durability of granite countertops for their homes, and put an end to baseless claims that granite countertops can pose a health risk, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) today announced the Home Approved Stone program, a national stone safety testing program. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090105/AQM016) All products that pass the uniform test will be labeled with a Home...

2008-12-03 08:28:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Cosentino(R), a worldwide leader in natural stone, announces the introduction of SenSa(R) with SenGuard(TM) in Lowe's stores nationwide. SenSa by Cosentino is the most consumer-friendly granite on the market, featuring the exclusive SenGuard treatment and 15-year warranty. "Consumers do not have to travel further than their nearest Lowe's store to select SenSa granite and have it installed quickly and efficiently by the foremost authority in the stone...

2008-09-21 21:00:26

By Abby Lu THERE was one thing that evaded our mothers' scrutiny when they lectured us on the health hazards of ordinary things such as mobile phones, microwave ovens and barbequed food ... but it was probably because they didn't know about it either. A New York Times article has revealed that expensive granite countertops, a common fixture in kitchens, could contain more than bargained for. An igneous rock (formed of magma), granite is the natural source of radiation, as it contains...

2008-09-08 03:00:18

By Baer, Jim The new coke facility will include 120 heat recovery ovens capable of producing approximately 650,000 tons of screened blast furnace coke per year, which will be sold to U.S. Steel under a 15- year contract. What it does is make U.S. Steel's Granite City plant much more energy-based self-sustaining while meeting the strictest of new environmental standards. Ground was broken on May 5th of this year, and the construction project is expected to last upwards of 18 months. This...

2008-09-04 09:00:23

CLEVELAND, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The most comprehensive review of scientific data on radon emissions from granite countertops shows that contribution to indoor radon levels is well below EPA's guideline for action and even levels found in outdoor air. The study reviewed more than 500 measurements of radon emissions from granite published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. It showed that the average granite slab contributes to indoor radon levels that are: -- 300 times lower than...


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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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