Here we see rocks in the field, in natural outcrops, in man-made quarries or the stonemason’s yard. Rocks are infinitely diverse, becoming even more so the closer one looks. Geologists have brought as much order in this diversity as possible, starting with a subdivision in three major categories: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.


Travertine Deposit CARRARA Marble Natural Outcrop Basalt Column Bare Limestone 
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  • Dirk J. Wiersam

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