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  Granite Countertops and Vanity Tops at All Granite And Marble Corp
All Granite and Marble Corporation is the leader in fabrication and installation of natural stone countertops.
All Granite and Marble was able to meet all of our demands in a lightning turnaround time.
Elegant, versatile and durable as it is, marble, like any other surface, needs conditioning, cleaning, care and maintenance to preserve its beauty and prolong its life.
www.marble.com   (828 words)

  
  ArtLex on Marble
Mottling or streaking that resembles the veined texture of marble is called marbling.
Islamic tomb in a walled garden built for Shah Jahan's wife Mumatz Mahal [aka Arjuman Banu Begum], of bearing masonry and inlaid marble, in Agra, India, seat of the Mughal Empire.
Judgment of Jupiter, 1786-87, marble relief, 58 1/4 x 117 1/4 inches (148 x 297.8 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/m/marble.html   (897 words)

  
  Alabama Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marble is a metamorphic rock consisting of fine- to coarse-grained recrystallized calcite (limestone) or dolomite.
In Alabama the major source of marble is in Talladega County, where it occurs in a narrow outcrop belt from the Coosa River to southeast of Talladega.
Marble is plentiful in the Alabama counties of Talladega, Bibb, Calhoun, Clay, Coosa, Etowah, Lee, Macon, St.
www.archives.state.al.us /emblems/st_rock.html   (255 words)

  
  Building Marble Machine 2
What inspired me to play with building a marble machine again was the idea for a marble elevating wheel, which would be very unlikely to jam.
To the left is a round-ish bowl that the marbles roll round and round in, until they gradually work their way towards the centre, and randomly enter one of the three holes.
Marbles are dropped onto the left of this gadget, and roll towards the right, then stop against the lip of it, staying on the darker piece of wood.
www.sentex.net /~mwandel/marbles/machine2.html   (2454 words)

  
  Marble - LoveToKnow 1911
The marble was derived from the quarries of Mount Pentelicus in Attica.
Marbles of this age are worked in Derbyshire and Yorkshire, in the neighbourhood of Bristol, in North Wales, in the Isle of Man, and in various parts of Ireland.
Siena marble is a reddish mottled stone obtained from the neighbourhood of Siena in Tuscany; and a somewhat similar stone is found in King's County, Ireland.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Marble   (3184 words)

  
 Marble - MSN Encarta
Marble is capable of taking a high polish and is used principally for statuary and for building purposes.
The distinctive luster of statuary marble is caused by light penetrating a short distance into the stone and then being reflected from the surfaces of inner crystals.
Pentelic marble was used by the great sculptors of ancient Greece, including Phidias and Praxiteles, and it was used to make the Elgin marbles.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576512/Marble.html   (358 words)

  
  HighBeam Encyclopedia - marble   (Site not responding. Last check: )
MARBLE [marble] metamorphic rock composed wholly or in large part of calcite or dolomite crystals, the crystalline texture being the result of metamorphism of limestone by heat and pressure.
Marbles range in color from snow-white to gray and fl, many varieties being some shade of red, yellow, pink, green, or buff; the colors, which are caused by the presence of impurities, are frequently arranged in bands or patches and add to the beauty of the stone when it is cut and polished.
Marble is used as a material in statuary and monuments, as a facing stone in buildings and residences, and for pillars, colonnades, paneling, wainscoting, and floor tiles.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/m1/marble.asp   (465 words)

  
 Granite Countertops and Vanity Tops at All Granite And Marble Corp
Marble is a metamorphic rock resulting from the metamorphism of limestone, composed mostly of calcite (a crystalline form of calcium carbonate, CaCO3).
Faux marble or faux marbling is a wall painting technique that imitates the color patterns of real marble (not to be confused with paper marbling).
The Elgin Marbles are marble sculptures from the Parthenon that are on display in the British Museum.
www.marble.com /countertops/encyclopedia/3/marble.html   (537 words)

  
 Marble Encyclopedia Articles @ KilnFired.com (Kiln Fired)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Elgin Marbles are marble sculptures from the Parthenon that are on display in the British Museum.
The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, iron oxides, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone.
For example, Tennessee Marble is really a massive, highly fossiliferous gray to pink to maroon Ordovician dolostone, known as the Holston Formation by geologists.
www.kilnfired.com /encyclopedia/Marble   (525 words)

  
 The Blue Marble - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
"The Blue Marble" is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on 7 December 1972 by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about 45,000 kilometers or about 28,000 miles.
Earth is said to have the appearance of a child's marble in the photo; that is the Earth has the same aspect at this distance as a child's marble at about arm's length.
Released during a surge in environmental activism during the 1970s, the image was seen by many as a depiction of Earth's frailty, vulnerability, and isolation amid the expanse of space.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/t/h/e/The_Blue_Marble_af39.html   (584 words)

  
 [::::: SUDBURY GRANITE & MARBLE - MARBLE :::::]
Marble is a highly durable, stain resistant, scratch resistant natural stone material that is particularly suited for applications requiring a high degree of durability.
Marble tile is typically installed using a layer of "thin set epoxy" to bond the stone to a wood or concrete backing or structure.
A slip sheet is often used between the primary structure and the marble stone to allow for a degree of torsional relief desired due to dissimilar expansion and contraction properties between the stone and the supporting structure.
www.sudburygranite.com /marble.asp   (355 words)

  
 Marble
The marbles mined in Arkansas are all unmetamorphosed limestones or dolostones.
The crystalline texture of Arkansas marbles varies from coarse to fine and the colors may range from light gray to fl, tan to yellow to rust, and it may have one uniform color or several shades.
Marble is mined exclusively from limestones and dolostones of Paleozoic age in north Arkansas.
www.state.ar.us /agc/marble.htm   (361 words)

  
 Texturing Marble
Marble is a little more tricky than the previous two techniques I've showed you and requires a little bit of practice to master, but the effect is well worth if, especially if you’re working with other-wise, plain large surfaces that need jazzing up (walls, floors, columns, altars, etc).
Technique-wise, painting marble is similar to the technique for making granite from my last article; both require that you add texture to the stone using tools, though with marble it’ll be a sponge, and not a toothbrush, that I use.
Marble usually has these threads of colored rock running trough it; to simulate this on miniatures, I’ll mix up the appropriate color of paint (in this case white), with the same amount of gloss medium as I used in the green paints.
hot-lead.org /advance/texturing_marble.htm   (1168 words)

  
 marble sculpting workshops carving instruction - marble marble symposium- The Marble Institute of Colorado
The Marble Institute of Colorado is offering three marble sculpting sessions to sculptors who wish to create in a non-competitive atmosphere of sharing and camaraderie.
The stone for the sculpting symposium is Colorado Yule Marble which comes from the quarries located in Marble, Colorado, high in the Rockies near the ski resort of Aspen.
The marble for the Lincoln Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and hundreds of other buildings, was quarried and finished here.
www.marbleinst.org   (249 words)

  
 The KDE Education Project - Marble
Marble is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), Version 2.
Marble is a generic geographical map widget and framework that is meant to be used by KDE4 applications.
Marble uses vector as well as bitmap data: Currently it uses the old MWDB II data combined with elevation data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
edu.kde.org /marble   (287 words)

  
 ESKANDARI STONE - Marble Tiles, Marble Counters, Marble Bathrooms
Marble is a metamorphic rock resulting from the metamorphism of limestone, composed mostly of calcite (a crystalline form of calcium carbonate, CaCO3).
The Elgin Marbles are marble sculptures taken from the Parthenon to Britain by the Earl of Elgin.
Marble is a metamorphic rock resulting from regional or at times contact metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, either limestone or dolostone.
www.eskandaristone.com /marble.htm   (586 words)

  
 Marble Tourism Association - History of Marble, Colorado
A huge finishing mill, 150 by 1,700 feet and a 3.5-mile tramway was constructed, boosting Marble's population to 1,500 by 1915.
A temporary revival of the quarries and mill in the late 1930's was brought to a close by World War II in 1941, and by 1943 the tracks were taken up and the machinery sold for scrap metal.
Marble has gradually grown into a community of about 125 residents with another 200 in the area surrounding the old town boundaries.
www.marblecolorado.net /history.html   (666 words)

  
 Marble Springs
Marble Springs, a complex and lyrical new work in the tradition of Spoon River Anthology and Winesburg, Ohio, explores the lives of the women who built the American West.
Marble Springs invites the reader to explore a collection of poems discovered in the ruins of a church in an abandoned ghost town.
But Marble Springs is no mere mystery, nor is it an exercise in nostalgia for an imagined past; the women who emerge from its pages are imagined with striking clarity.
www.eastgate.com /catalog/MarbleSprings.html   (432 words)

  
 How do you recognize limestone and marble? [USGS]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The main difference between limestone and marble is that limestone is a sedimentary rock, typically composed of calcium carbonate fossils, and marble is a metamorphic rock.
Marble forms when sedimentary limestone is heated and squeezed by natural rock-forming processes so that the grains recrystallize.
Marble is usually light colored and is composed of crystals of calcite locked together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
pubs.usgs.gov /gip/acidrain/4.html   (187 words)

  
 Land of Marbles - Measuring Marbles
Marbles measuring 23/32" to 25/32" are called shooters, although the largest size allowed as a shooter in the official tournaments is 3/4".
Marbles measuring 1/2" or less are often called "peewees." Marbles measuring 3/8" or less are commonly called "micro-peewees." Peewee marbles break a rule that is common throughout marble collecting, no matter what type you collect, and that is "Bigger is Better." Peewees often bring a premium over their larger brethen, particularly the "normal" 5/8" size.
Marble King peewees are fairly well documented, although a large portion of them seem to be coming from digs rather than general circulation.
www.landofmarbles.com /marbles-measuring.html   (1728 words)

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