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2014-02-24 20:23:48

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesarstone has teamed up with Architectural Digest again for the 2014 Architectural Digest Greenroom at the Oscars.

2014-01-15 23:04:50

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Industrial Silica Sand.

Scientists Use Computers And Experiments To Better Predict Chemical Dissolution
2013-12-06 12:53:32

Scientists from Rice University and the University of Bremen's Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) in Germany have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques and computer simulations to find a new way of predicting how water dissolves crystalline structures like those found in natural stone and cement.

2013-09-15 23:01:08

Transparency Market Research adds new "Crystal Oscillators Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report


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2005-05-25 18:55:31

Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. It has a hexagonal crystal structure made of trigonal crystallized silica (silicon dioxide, SiO2), with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. Density is 2.6 g/cm³. The typical shape is a six-sided prism that ends in six-sided pyramids, although these are often distorted, or so massive that only part of the shape is apparent from a mined specimen. Additionally a bed is a common form, particularly for varieties such as amethyst,...

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Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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