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2014-07-21 12:38:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Through the study of small cubes of sand, study researchers discovered that the pressure of gravity guards parts of a sandstone rock against erosion, leaving the remainder of a sandstone rock vulnerable to...

2014-04-28 16:33:01

LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: World Construction Aggregates Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/construction/construction_materials/world_construction_aggregates_market.html World demand to rise more than 5% yearly through 2017Through 2017, worldwide sales of construction aggregates are forecast to expand more than five percent per year to 53 billion metric tons. Following recent severe declines...

2014-01-14 08:31:14

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emser Tile, a premier designer, producer and marketer of floor, wall, counter tile and natural stone options will introduce an extensive line of new product offerings at this year's Surfaces Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV, on January 28-30, 2014. Emser's new introductions will include two eye-catching porcelain wood look recreations called Parquet (parquet wood/ stone) and Modena (petrified wood). Four fashionable, sleek and contemporary...

2013-12-13 23:22:52

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Construction Aggregates – Market Opportunity & Environment, Analyses and Forecasts to 2015. London (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Synopsis •Top level overview of global construction aggregates market •Global market environment •Construction aggregates consumption in value and volume terms at regional and further divided at country level •Construction aggregates turnover value •Details of top construction...

2013-11-22 23:27:00

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Construction Aggregates Market – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017. London (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Synopsis This report provides detailed market analysis, information, trends, issues and insights into the global construction aggregates market, including: -The regional and global construction aggregates market's growth prospects by category -Analysis of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, North America, Latin America...

2013-10-29 23:36:16

Native Custom Stone, a custom stone manufacturer in Dawsonville, GA, has created their very own line of substrate sealer properly named Natural Shield. Dawsonville, GA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Native Custom Stone, a custom stone manufacturer in Dawsonville, GA, has created their very own line of substrate sealer properly named Natural Shield. The sealant boasts the ability to seal stone products without taking away from its natural appearance. It is one of the most “complete”...

2013-06-18 23:26:47

Native Custom Stone, a faux stone manufacturer in Dawsonville, GA, announced that their newest stone panel system, GO-Stone, will now be available to order online at The Home Depot. Dawsonville, GA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Native Custom Stone, a faux stone manufacturer in Dawsonville, GA, announced that their newest stone panel system, GO-Stone, will now be available to order online at The Home Depot. This new eco-friendly product is specifically engineered for use on interior DIY projects...


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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
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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