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Amazing World of Quartzite

Amazing World of Quartzite

What is Quartzite? Quartzite is a hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz sandstone. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure...

What is the Difference Between Travertine and Marble??

What is the Difference Between Travertine and Marble??

Is Travertine Marble? Many people think that travertine is marble or a type of marble but that is not the...

Amazing World of Travertine

Amazing World of Travertine

In the sixth of our series of blogs about the origins of natural stone, we are looking at where travertine comes...

Amazing World of Soapstone

Amazing World of Soapstone

Some Soapstone History People have quarried soapstone for thousands of years. Native Americans in eastern North America used the soft...

Amazing World of Limestone

Amazing World of Limestone

From alkalinizing agents to mortar materials to sculptures, Limestone is as diverse as the parts of the world where it...

Amazing World of Sandstone

Amazing World of Sandstone

Sandstone, simply put, is sand cemented together into rock — this is easy to tell just by looking closely at...

Great Manmade Monuments of the World………..Part 2

Great Manmade Monuments of the World………..Part 2

9. The Forbidden City The Forbidden City of China is located right in the heart of Beijing and was the...

Great Manmade Monuments of the World

Great Manmade Monuments of the World

Prologue The natural world has some exalted spots such as the Amazon River, Great Salt Lake, Fuji mountains, Grand Canyon,...

Poisonous Rocks and Minerals of the World

Poisonous Rocks and Minerals of the World

Poisonous Rocks and Minerals of the World We often wonder if the Earth beneath our feet could swallow us up....

Weird World of Granite Names

Weird World of Granite Names

Weird World of Granite Names You might have become familiar with some names of granite slabs when you started shopping for your granite...