June 24, 2015
Granite – The Wonder of NatureGranite is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. It is an igneous rock of volcanic origin and is composed of 30% quartz and 60% feldspar, which gives it a high range of hardness. It is very resistant to high wear, with superior abrasion resistance and […]


June 24, 2015
Marble – The Marvel of NatureMarble is one of seven natural stones which have a massive demand in the world market. To the geologist, marble is a non-foliated, granular metamorphic rock that is formed by the metamorphism of limestone and dolostone. Construction marble is a stone which is composed of calcite, dolomite or serpentine which […]

Limestone & Sandstone

June 24, 2015
Sandstone & Limestone – The Elegance of NatureLimestone is a very common sedimentary rock consisting of calcium carbonate (more than 50%). Limestone is the most common non-siliciclastic sedimentary rock.  Carbonate rocks where the dominant carbonate is dolomite (calcium magnesium carbonate) are named dolomite rock. Carbonate rocks together make up one-fifth of all sedimentary rocks in […]

Slate & Quartzite

June 24, 2015
Slate & Quartzite – The Astonishment of NatureQuartzite is a non-foliated metamorphic rock that formed by the metamorphism of pure quartz sandstone. The intense heat and pressure of metamorphism causes the quartz grains to compact and become tightly inter-grown with each other, resulting in very hard and dense quartzite. However, quartzite most typically forms during […]


June 24, 2015
Travertine – The Amazement of NatureA member of the limestone family, Travertine shares some similar characteristics such as being soft and porous. Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan and cream-colored varieties. It is formed by […]


June 24, 2015
Onyx – The Beauty of NatureOnyx is one of the most elegant stones found in nature. Onyx is a member of the chalcedony family which also includes carnelian, agate, bloodstone, etc. Occurring naturally in a variety of colors, black onyx is polished to enhance appearance, a member of the quartz family. Onyx is a semi-precious, […]
Copyright © 2015 J Stone World.
© 2015, All Rights Reserved
Translate »