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Granite quarrying and the landscape.

Gunnar Rasmusson

Granite quarrying and the landscape.

by Gunnar Rasmusson

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Published by Royal Univ. of Lund, Dept. of Geography in Lund .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geography -- Methodology,
  • Aerial photography in geography

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesLund studies in geography -- no.4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination70-94 p.
    Number of Pages94
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13582722M
    OCLC/WorldCa497042

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    Granite. Bibliography from The Commercial Granites of New England; The Building Stones - Granite (July ) Quarrying Notes - The Manufacturer and Builder, Vol. 17, Issue 7, July , pgs. (Article in digital images viewed at American Memory, Library of Congress.). Tahitian Granite from afar, looks Greenish gray, but up close it reveals all the colors of the tropics, Ocean green, Toucan Strawberry Red, and Midnight Blue and Adirondack Gray.. Tahitian Granite comes in several sizes including: Screening, 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/8″ 3/4″, 1 1/2″, and a 1″-6″. This rock is often used for ground cover, walk ways, paths, and parking lots.

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