Stone World has been the leading news source serving the international stone industry since its inception in 1984. Its articles cover the production and use of granite, marble, limestone, slate, quartz surfacing and other materials and our readership includes fabricators, architects, installers, importers, distributors and other stone industry buyers, sellers and producers. While based in the United States, Stone World and are read by key stone industry buyers and producers in more than 90 countries throughout the world and our magazine is distributed at trade shows worldwide.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 36, № 5 (May 2019)

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Jade is a precious stone from Margramar found inside the company's white quartzite quarry, which is called Zurich, located in Bahia/Brazil. Jade is an Ortobreccia with a very natural and unique look. The material is composed of several types of semiprecious stones and perfectly suitable for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and showers, flooring and wall panels. Jade is one of many stones from Latin America that is featured in a photo gallery beginning on page 58 of this issue.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 36, № 4 (April 2019)

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Marble elements at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral in downtown Spokane, WA, received an update by Mario & Son of Liberty Lake, WA. This is one of several stories we are featuring this month in our "Renovation/Restoration" focus. To learn more about the detailed crafts- manship that went into the church renovation project, turn to page 62 of this issue.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 36, № 3 (March 2019)

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ON THE COVER: The facade of the Bexar County Public Works building in San Antonio, TX, was designed to appear as if it is rising from the ground. The exterior features Mesa Grande limestone blocks from Keller Material Inc. To learn more about the building's stone architecture, turn to page 60. Design by Marmom Mok Architects of San Antonio, TX. Photo by @Paul Bardagjy.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 36, № 2 (February 2019)

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Based in Dayton, TN, Majestic Stone supplies building stone, landscape stone and thin veneer from its seven quarries in Tennessee. While the company was started more than 20 years ago, it has experienced a resurgence since 2016 as a result of new ownership. The company intends to continue its expansion to service its customers throughout the U.S. To learn more about Majestic Stone, turn to page 40.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 36, № 1 (January 2019)

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The homeowners of a newly constructed residence in Texas sought to combine California contemporary style with the aesthetics of a southern ranch. While the use of local lime- stone predominantly was used for the home's exterior, as well as fireplaces in the living space, the kitchen has a fresh modern look with a thick stone countertop paired with subway tile. The Taj Mahal quartzite countertop was given a leather finish. To learn more about the home's design, turn to page 60.
Photo by Andror Baldinger. Design by Craig McMahon Architects.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 35, № 11 (November 2018)

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With the demand for quartz surfacing continuing to grow, Tab India made the decision to open a new factory for TabQuartz in South India at the start of 2018. The company has dedicated time to designing and developing a technology which has resulted in the evolu- tion of normal quartz slabs to a “New Age” quartz, which uses very high-quality quartz and specialty resins suitable only for production of low VOC quartz — ensuring very low-resin inside the slabs, pressed on a highly efficient and strong vibro-vacuum press. To learn more about TabQuartz and Tab India’s production process, turn to page 58.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 35, № 10 (October 2018)

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The village of Stony Creek, CT, is built on the rocky surface of Stony Creek granite, and architectural elements, such as this stone wall, are found throughout the area. The Stony Creek granite formation can be found on the Thimble Islands and beneath the Long Island Sound, where the village sits, and it runs up to the historic quarry where Stony Creek Quarry, Inc. still harvests granite today. To learn more about Stony Creek granite and the quarry, turn to page 50. Photo by Jennifer Richinelli.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 35, № 9 (September 2018)

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During a tour through Italy, members of the Stone Fabricators' Alliance were taken on a helicopter ride up into the Alpi Apuane Mountains where a Carrara Statuario marble quarry resides, part of the Franchi Group quarries. This was just one of many memorable experiences the group had while on the trip. Read more about their journey beginning on page 76.
Photo by Jason Kamery.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 35, № 8 (August 2018)

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The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, FL, is focused on the art of the American West, and as a result, a stone that evoked the colors and striation of the canyons and ravines of Nevada, Arizona and Utah was desired for the facility’s design. Teakwood sandstone from Tab India met the design criteria and was fabricated into thou- sands of custom-cut sizes and shapes – creating a unique and awe-inspiring aesthetic for the museum. Photo courtesy of Tab India. Stone supplied by ASI Stone Imports, Inc.