Have you ever wondered what goes on in a stone quarry? Or how it is possible that the material used for your stone countertop is the same used to create a national monument? The articles featured in Working with Stone provide a glimpse into the natural stone industry, illustrating how stone is extracted, fabricated, and brought to market. You’ll also learn what the industry is doing to ensure sustainability in the quarry and beyond.

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a stone quarry? Or how it is possible that the material used for your stone countertop is the same used to create a national monument? The articles featured in Working with Stone provide a glimpse into the natural stone industry, illustrating how stone is extracted, fabricated, and brought to market. You’ll also learn what the industry is doing to ensure sustainability in the quarry and beyond.

A Wild Ride through the Rock Cycle

The forces that create natural stone are all around us. Some are right in our backyards and others operate miles deep inside the Earth. Geologists use the concept of the rock cycle to illustrate how rocks are born, and then are transformed by their journeys through the Earth, only to be recycled into new rocks all over again. Along the way, we get some amazing specimens of stone to enjoy, each one revealing telltale signs of its geologic past.

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Cash Crop: Fresh Stones, Ripe for the Picking

For one man, rocks have become a cash crop. Gerald Croteau grew up around the stone walls that are so popular on farms throughout the Northeast. While farmers harvest produce or let their animals graze on the fields, Croteau and his team are busy searching for field stones, ripe for the picking, to make into food slabs, bowls, and coasters.

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A Blueprint for the Future

About 10 years ago, officials with the city of Leawood, Kansas, began noticing problems with some of the city’s commercial buildings. Facades were chipping, others fading. And the problems were occurring in buildings only a couple of years old.

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Natural Thin Stone Veneer: An Introduction

You have multiple options when considering materials for your home’s exterior. Many are first-rate. If you’re looking for materials that are beautiful, durable and versatile in their use for a large variety of exterior applications, natural thin stone veneer might be a surprisingly affordable choice.

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A Wild Ride through the Rock Cycle

A Wild Ride through the Rock Cycle

The forces that create natural stone are all around us. Some are right in our backyards and others operate miles deep inside the Earth. Geologists use the concept of the rock cycle to illustrate how rocks are born, and then are transformed by their journeys through the Earth, only to be recycled into new rocks all over again. Along the way, we get some amazing specimens of stone to enjoy, each one revealing telltale signs of its geologic past.

read more
Cash Crop: Fresh Stones, Ripe for the Picking

Cash Crop: Fresh Stones, Ripe for the Picking

For one man, rocks have become a cash crop. Gerald Croteau grew up around the stone walls that are so popular on farms throughout the Northeast. While farmers harvest produce or let their animals graze on the fields, Croteau and his team are busy searching for field stones, ripe for the picking, to make into food slabs, bowls, and coasters.

read more
A Blueprint for the Future

A Blueprint for the Future

About 10 years ago, officials with the city of Leawood, Kansas, began noticing problems with some of the city’s commercial buildings. Facades were chipping, others fading. And the problems were occurring in buildings only a couple of years old.

read more
Natural Thin Stone Veneer: An Introduction

Natural Thin Stone Veneer: An Introduction

You have multiple options when considering materials for your home’s exterior. Many are first-rate. If you’re looking for materials that are beautiful, durable and versatile in their use for a large variety of exterior applications, natural thin stone veneer might be a surprisingly affordable choice.

read more