Stone Column

Stone of the Month

June 1, 2006
Gold Fields

Country of origin: Brazil

Absorption: 0.06%

Density: 124.85 pounds/cubic foot

Porosity: 0.17%
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Statistics

June 1, 2006
Stone Import and Export Statistics
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Machine of the Month

May 1, 2006
This is the newest and most up-to-date machine in the Master series from Marmoelettromeccanica, the company reports.
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STONE COLUMN: Silicosis: Dangerous from Many Angles

May 1, 2006
Last year, Judge Janis Graham Jack of the Federal District Court in Corpus Christi, TX, questioned the validity of several thousand silica claims that were before her. And in the wake of this questioning, it was found that about 65% of the plaintiffs had also filed claims for asbestos in the past. In a harshly worded decision, Judge Jack, a former nurse, declared that many of the medical findings in the silicosis lawsuit before her were worthless and that they had been “manufactured for money.” She remanded the lawsuit to state courts, and since then, more than half of those 10,000 silica claims have been dismissed - most of them voluntarily by the law firms that filed them.
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Stone of the Month

May 1, 2006
Piano onyx/travertine
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Stone of the Month

April 4, 2006
Riverstone phyllite
Country of origin: Argentina
Real density: 2,775 kg/cu.m
Total porosity: 0.04%
Open porosity: 1.4%
Flexural strength: 89 Mpa
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STONE COLUMN: Impressing safety upon your workers

April 4, 2006
We all know that the increase in natural stone consumption in the U.S. has been remarkable over the past few years. The use of stone products - particularly in a slab format - has been exploding, as homeowners are considering granite kitchen countertops to be a staple of their residential projects. However, rise in slab consumption - coupled with the increase in new companies dealing with slabs - has led to a major issue that our industry needs to face: SAFETY.
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Machine of the Month

April 4, 2006
Park Industries' high-production Prestige CNC stoneworking center produces curved edgework and complete sink cut-outs with touch-screen simplicity, the company reports. The machine was engineered to be a fast, easy-to-use work center, utilizing Park's proven, easy-to-operate CNC controls.
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Machine of the Month

March 13, 2006
The Alpha® VSP 110 variable-speed wet polisher was designed to be the standard for wet polishing applications. As an option, the company's newest wet polisher comes with a step-down gear set to reduce spindle RPMs.
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Stone of the Month

March 13, 2006
Victorian Rose Bluestone

Absorption 1.57%

Compressive strength (across strata) 17,400 psi

Compressive strength (with strata) 10,200 psi

Flexural strength (across strata) 2,120 psi

Flexural strength (with strata) 1,600 psi


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As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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