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Slate Slabs Usage for Home Decor and Utility

12th September 2011
Slate slabs are widely used in homes for home decor and utility purpose. The dense, fine grained metamorphic rock available in various colors and sizes are finely cut and sealed to make a wide range of stone products. Slate stone slabs are known for their... Read >
Author: rupunkel

Rock Collection Basics

08th January 2010
Rock Collection Basics In this article I will take you through the steps in creating your very own rock collection. You will learn about rock collection types, how to document and store your rock collection. 1. Determine Rock collection types 2. L... Read >
Author: sarah

Quartzite-Add a Little Sparkle to Your Designs

11th May 2009
Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that began its geological life as sandstone. Through pressure and time, the individual quartz grains in the sandstone recrystalized along with the former cementing material to form an intermingling mosaic of quartz crystals... Read >
Author: yxpweed

Geological classification of Serpentine & Alabaster

07th April 2009
Marble = CaCO3 It is a kind of limestone that was transformed by heat and pressure (of overlaying rocks) Serpentine = Mg3[(OH)4/Si2O3] It belongs to the group of silicates Soapstone = Mg3[(OH)2/Si4O10] It belongs - as serpentine - to the silicate... Read >
Author: yxpweed

Marble Stone Types

13th March 2009
Marble refers to a metamorphic rock formed by alteration of limestone or dolomite, often irregularly colored by impurities. Marble composed mostly of calcite, a crystalline form of calcium carbonate, CaCO3. It is widely used for sculpture, as a building m... Read >
Author: yxpweed

Marble Tile and Countertops: Care and Cleaning Tips

21st January 2009
Marble tile is made by cutting large marble rock pieces according to the required sizes. Marble is a metamorphic rock made from metamorphosis of limestone which contains mainly calcium carbonate. Marble tile is not as hard as other hard stone tiles like g... Read >
Author: yxpweed

Where do granite slabs come from?

25th August 2008
Granite, the widely acclaimed material for kitchen, bathroom, vanity, fireplaces, mantles and many other such applications basically is an igneous rock formed by the intense heat and pressure of the volcanoes, over a period of time is transformed to a met... Read >
Author: Govindan
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