CLEVELAND, OH -- Natural Stones Worldwide is back with its first update since late 2010. The 2013 edition, which is available from the Marble Institute of America (MIA), contains information on 18,367 different dimensional stones, including quarry owners, wholesale information, technical data, geographic location, etc. It includes 18,000 images that can be sent directly from the DVD via email. With each order of Natural Stones Worldwide 2013, you will receive: MIA Natural Stone Color Guide Swatch -- featuring408 stone images organized with seven images on each page (reminiscent of a paint swatch). This stone color guide contains 204 granites, 148 marbles, 28 limestones, 21 onyxes and seven travertines to help guide customers' design ideas.
In this issue of Stone World, we take a look at several U.S. stone producers. Among them is Quality Stone Quarries in Stigler, OK. The owner of the quarry has transitioned his business through the years to keep up with market demand.