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Decorative Stone


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1. Decorative stone, past and present 2. Identifying Decorative Stone 3. The Stones: Alabasters * Marbles and limestones * Lumachellas and other fossiliferous limestones * Ruin and landscape marbles Serpentinites and ophicalcites * Other metamorphic rocks * Basalts, porphyrics and other volcanic rocks * Granites, syenites, gabbros and otherplutonicrocks*Sandstones,quartzesandsiliceousconglomerates Quartz and its varieties * Other minerals used as polished stone

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A comprehensive guide to ancient and modern decorative stone

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Monica Price is on the curatorial staff of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. She has written widely on decorative rocks and mineralogical topics, and contributed entries to the Oxford Companion to the Earth and Pocket Nature: Rocks and Minerals.


'Will be eagerly quarried by architects, antique restorers and archaeologists' - The World of Interiors
'An invaluable guide' - Surface World

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