Travertine rocks have a good resistance to cold, heat, UV rays and air humidity compared to other rocks. Of course, most granites also have these properties, but sometimes air humidity may oxidize the iron minerals present in ... Read More
What is Marble?
Marble is a metamorphic rock that forms when limestone is subjected to the heat and pressure of metamorphism. It is composed primarily of the mineral calcite (CaCO3) and usually contains other minerals, such as clay minerals, micas, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides, and graphite. Under the conditions of metamorphism, the calcite in the limestone recrystallizes to form ... Read More
Carlo Franzoni's sculptural marble chariot clock depicting Clio, the Greek muse of history.this stone wall of Ruskeala. Republic of Karelia,Russia The word "marble" derives from the Ancient Greek μάρμαρον (mármaron), from μάρμαρος (mármaros), "crystalline rock, shining stone",perhaps from the verb μαρμαίρω (marmaírō), "to flash, sparkle, gleam";R. S. P. Beekes has ... Read More
The word 'travertine' is a italian word.The word 'travertine' is derived from the Italian travertino, itself a derivation of the Latin tiburtinus ‘of Tibur’. Its namesake is also the origin of Tivoli, a district near Rome.
Badab-e Surt's stepped travertine terrace formations. The red color of this stone terraces is due to iron carbonate.
Mausoleum submerged ... Read More