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What is Stone Recycling's greatest economic & environmental benefit ?

The Virtual Stone Warehouse has presented a reliable platform for buyers and suppliers involved in the stone business. Advocating the cause of the stone industry, the firm has designed its motives to reduce the amount of stone materials in landfills and dumpsites, to reuse the slabs that have been quarried...

Stones of Portugal Episode-7

Travel through the  Limestone and slates of Portugal  Limestones In Portugal they occur mainly near the shore, to the north of Lisbon and in the Algarve region, in the south.  The main mining district of ornamental limestones is the Maciço Calcário Estremenho (MCE), located north of Lisbon. It is a...

Stones of Portugal Episode-6

Travel through the  Granite of Portugal  Granites Granite as known belongs to a  larger family of rocks that have a major chemical composition of quartz and feldspars. Muscovite, Biotitic or Amphiboles are the mineral characteristics of granite rocks.  The Portuguese granites are known  for their quality and variety. The frequency...

Stones of Portugal Episode-5

Travel through the Marbles’ of Portugal The great source of Portuguese marbles Stone extraction in Portugal is happening well from the Roman reins and that has played significant roles in the architectural heritage of the country. Monuments, Statues, Fountains, Places and other ancestral buildings are long standing examples of Iberic...

Stones of Portugal Episode-4

Specimens produced in Iberian Peninsula- Cassiterite, Topaz, Galena, and Stannite  Cassiterite  Cassiterite with quartz, fluorapatite and arsenopyrite: It’s a group of Cassiterite crystals which are sharp, shiny and translucent on the edges. Fluorapatite crystals of almost white colour, aggregates of arsenopyrite crystals and quartz crystals found.  Cassiterite with quartz: Double...

Stones of Portugal Episode-3

Specimens produced in Iberian Peninsula- Arsenopyrite, Siderite, Quartz, and Fluorite Arsenopyrite  Arsenopyrite- Muscovite: They are iridescent crystals of Arsenopyrite that form closed aggregates with Parallel growth. They look lustrous. Arsenopyrite- Pyrite, Fluorapatite and Siderite: They are crystals that look unusually individualised and elongated. The faces and edges are good. The...

Stones of Portugal Episode-2

Specimens produced in Iberian Peninsula- Fluorapatite, Ferberite, Pyrite, and Marcasite Fluorapatite is a phosphate mineral with the formula Ca5(PO4)3F (calcium fluorophosphate). Fluorapatite is a hard crystalline solid. Although samples can have various colours (green, brown, blue, yellow, violet, or colourless), the pure mineral is colourless, as expected for a material...

NATURAL STONE VS ENGINEERED STONE

People who want to buy new countertops or want to change it they gave difficulty in choosing. Between the innumerable varieties available, colors and hardiness it is quite obvious that choice becomes tough. Well, in the market there are two types of stones available. The options available for natural Stone...