Archiv: basalt

Die Härte von Naturstein

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Warum ist es wichtig, auch die Härte eines Steines zu kennen? Die Härte entscheidet zum Beispiel darüber, wie gut oder dauerhaft sich ein Stein polieren läßt. Die sogenannte Mohs Härteskala ist eine Skala von 1 bis 10, wobei Steine mit höherem Härtegrad jene mit niedrigerem kratzen und ritzen können. Es ist also eine relative, keine […]

Finishings of Natural Stone

Finishings of Natural Stone

Finishings of natural stoneAfter the quarrying process, natural stones can be modified by the finishing process in many ways. The finishing’s are often selected based on the intended use of the stone and according to the interior and exterior application using a variety of techniques and mechanical processes. Some of the typical natural stone finishes […]

The Life of Natural Stone

The Life of Natural Stone

The Life of natural stone What is natural stone? It is a stone that is dug up from the earth and is mainly quarried from a mountainous ground. There are many types of natural stones, including slate, granite, limestone, basalt, quartzite, marble, sandstone and travertine etc. The aesthetics and characteristics of natural stone are defined […]

Armenian Basalt

Armenian Basalt

An introduction to Armenian basaltBasalt is an aphanitic (fine-grained) igneous rock, usually black in colour, formed by rapid cooling of molten lava. It is known as the earth’s most abundant bedrock, as most of the oceans’ crust is comprised of it. Around 90% of all volcanic rock on earth is basalt. The main components of […]

Basalt as a Building Stone

Basalt as a Building Stone

Basalt is one of the Earth’s most abundant igneous rock, meaning it is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma, found in the 90% of the Earth’s crust. Most Ocean beds are underlain by basalt. It is also found on the moon and even on mars. These fine-grained rocks are characteristically dark in colour […]