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2014-10-08 16:22:15

As STONETILEUS celebrates its first year since its inception on October 2nd, we want to thank our loyal customers for their continued support and patronage during this most challenging, but rewarding

2014-02-26 23:28:02

Durability and cost-effectiveness of paver-based driveway will pay dividends in lack of repair costs over blacktop or cement. Smithtown, NY (PRWEB) February

Botanist Discovers Cave Dwelling Nettle In China
2012-12-31 08:22:04

South West China, Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world.

2012-12-28 15:09:18

South West China, Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world.

2011-07-16 00:00:35

IMS, a pioneer and leader in natural stone refinishing and concrete cleaning, polishing and restoration, has released an educational video series for building engineers/managers and other professionals, to answer common questions… (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 IMS, Inc.

2009-04-23 16:39:18

The Afghanistan National Environmental Protection Agency says it has established that country's first internationally recognized national park. The United States Agency for International Development provided key funding for the park's creation, while the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York conducted preliminary wildlife surveys and helped identify and delineate the park's boundaries. Known as Band-e-Amir, the park will protect one of Afghanistan's best-known natural areas -- a series of...

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2009-04-22 10:25:00

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauded Afghanistan's National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), which announced today the establishment of the country's first internationally recognized national park.

2007-10-23 12:01:11

Creekstone Companies is bringing nearly 300 townhomes and condominiums to Panama City Beach at Island Reserve. The Panama City area continues to grow after being named the best market to invest in 2006 by Business 2.0 and Money magazine.


Latest Travertine Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 09:38:30

Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate). The primary source of this calcite is usually marine organisms. These organisms secrete shells that settle out of the water column and are deposited on ocean floors as pelagic ooze (see lysocline for information on calcite dissolution). Secondary calcite may also be deposited by supersaturated meteoric waters (groundwater that precipitates the material in caves). This produces speleothems such as stalagmites...

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2005-05-25 11:11:44

Travertine is a white concretionary form of calcium carbonate that is usually hard and semicrystalline. It is deposited from the water of mineral springs (especially hot springs) or streams holding lime in solution. Extensive deposits exist at Tivoli, Italy, near Rome. The largest building in the world constructed largely of travertine is the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Another notable building using travertine extensively is the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. The travertine used in...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.