geology

Schist Happens: Get to Know This Brilliant Stone

by | Sep 28, 2017 | Working With Stone

The sparkly aesthetic comes from mica minerals, which are nature’s glitter.

Why I Use Natural Stone: A Conversation with Vinny Tavares

by | Sep 5, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Read why Vinny Tavares, owner and founder of Aria Stone Gallery, uses natural stone over engineered quartz.

Wall of Time: A Geologic Stone Wall Captures Earth’s History

by | Aug 18, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Instead of just stacking the stones any which way they fit together, this geologist/home owner decided to create her wall using the stones in order of their geological ages.

Striking Patterns: What Stripes Tell You about Your Stone

by | Aug 7, 2017 | Working With Stone

Find out how your stone got its stripes. Much of Earth’s history is recorded in layer upon layer of sediment.

Travertine: Watching Stones Form in Real-Time

by | Jul 7, 2017 | Working With Stone

How travertine is formed and how to use as a building material.

Got Lava? A Photographic Tour of Iceland’s Native Stone

by | Jun 2, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Inspire to visit Iceland or consider ways to use your own native stone.

The Mystique of Onyx

by | May 29, 2017 | Working With Stone

How Onyx’s geology affects its performance as a building material.

Slate: From the Ocean Floor to Your Floor

by | Apr 26, 2017 | Working With Stone

Learn all about slate from the ocean floor to your floor.

Getting to Know Your White Stones

by | Feb 23, 2017 | Working With Stone

Getting to know your white stones including marble, quartzite, and pegmatite.

The Definitive Guide to Quartzite

by | Jan 24, 2017 | Working With Stone

The definitive guide to a commonly mislabeled natural stone, quartzite.

A Wild Ride through the Rock Cycle

by | Nov 21, 2016 | Working With Stone

Learn how stone is created from start to finish.

Cash Crop: Fresh Stones, Ripe for the Picking

by | Nov 14, 2016 | Working With Stone

A story about making use of glacial stone picked from a local farm.

A Moment in Time: Telling the Stories in Natural Stone

by | Jul 11, 2016 | Working With Stone

What took place millions of years ago can bring appreciation for selecting stone.