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Browse our database of stone industry resources which includes Material Fact Sheets, Case Studies, Best Practices, and Life Cycle Inventories.

Slate Fact Sheet

Slate is a metamorphic deposit that evolves from sedimentary rock consisting of clay or volcanic ash. While typically composed of numerous minerals, the predominant constituents include quartz and muscovite or...

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Sandstone Fact Sheet

Sandstone is a sedimentary rock formed when layers of eroded sediment are compressed and cemented with minerals through lithification. The stone is composed mainly of sand-sized grains, or clasts, of...

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Marble Fact Sheet

Marble is a metamorphic stone formed when limestone is subjected to intense heat, pressure and chemical solutions, causing the stone to reform into an interlocking structure of calcite, aragonite, and...

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Limestone Fact Sheet

Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed of calcium carbonate, plus calcium and/or magnesium. It is formed when layers of minerals (particularly calcite), fine sediment, and the skeletons and shells of...

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Granite Fact Sheet

Granite is an igneous rock that forms when magma cools slowly beneath the earth’s surface, forming large, easily visible crystals of quartz, feldspar, and mica. Scientifically, an intrusive (plutonic) igneous...

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