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2015-04-20 08:24:22

LENEXA, Kan., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 45th anniversary of Earth Day in 2015 puts a shining spotlight

2015-04-14 20:24:00

WHEELING, Ill., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ABM Distributing, Inc. has been named official CUPA PIZARRAS slate distributor for contractors in the Midwest part of the U.S. ABM Distributing, Inc.

2015-04-06 16:26:10

WHEELING, Ill., April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Slate roofing contractor, A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc. has been named Chicagoland's official CUPA PIZARRAS slate installation contractor.

2015-02-12 08:37:59

Chicago area stone veneer manufacturer announces 3rd year of best in service award from leading construction & design website LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Feb.

2015-01-15 23:10:34

Fairfax Marble and United granite are proud to announce the launch of a new website. Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) January 15, 2015 Fairfax Marble and United

2014-11-04 08:30:55

LOWELL, Mass., Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone who has tried to plant a flowerbed New England knows about the region's infamously rocky soil.

2014-10-31 16:21:47

ODESSA, Texas, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PB Materials Holdings, Inc. ("PBM") has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Damron Sand & Gravel ("Damron").

arches national park
2014-07-21 12:38:01

Every artist has their secret and it turns out Mother Nature is no different. According to a new report in Nature Geoscience, the sandstone arches seen in desert areas around the Western US are created with the help of gravity.


Latest Stone Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 18:53:59

Quartzite is a hard, metamorphic rock which was originally sandstone. Through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts, the original quartz sand grains and quartz silica cement were fused into one. Pure quartzite is usually white to grey. Quartzites often occur in various shades of pink and red due to varying amounts of iron oxide. Other colors are due to impurities of minor amounts of other minerals. Orthoquartzite is a very pure quartz sandstone...

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2005-05-25 17:09:09

Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous, sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed (foliated) in layers (bedded deposits). Slate can be made into roofing shingles ('roofing slates' in the United Kingdom), because it has two lines of breakability: cleavage and grain. This makes it possible to split slate into thin sheets. Slate is mainly composed of quartz and muscovite (a mica), often along with biotite, chlorite, and hematite, or, less frequently,...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.