Production of U.S. industrial minerals is falling behind the demand for them. By Bill Langer Industrial minerals are found in nearly every man-made material, and their use tends to grow with our population and economy. Without industrial minerals, there would be no ...
The world of feldspar ebbs and flows with the U.S. construction industry. By Bill Langer Our daughter, Kimberly, and son-in-law, Rob, recently remodeled their bathroom and had a beautiful granite countertop installed. As soon as I saw it, I started pointing out ...
M is for Millstone Among the many European millstones, the geology of the French burrstone was prized for the effect of its quartz grain. ‘mil-st¯on A portmanteau created by blending the words ‘mill’ and ‘stone.’ “I can never cease to hanker for ...
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