MIA-Seminar: how the geological makeup affects natural stone selection

The inside of the stone, its crystalline structure, is one of the keys to understand its charcteristics. The photo shows a backlit onyx.

On July 30 at 6pm, the MIA NY Metro Chapter will host a „Geology in the Natural Stone Industry” event. The event will be held at CCS Stone, Inc. in Moonachie, NJ, and will feature Dr. Matthew Severs, Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Science at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Participants will learn about:
* The geological makeup of natural stone and how this affects stone selection
* What attributes ensure the successful performance of stone on various projects
* How specific characteristics of natural stone affect cutting, installation, and maintenance methods

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the geological makeup of some of the most in-demand natural stones on the market. According to Joshua Levinson, Co-Chair of the MIA NY Metro Chapter and MIA Board of Directors member, „It’s incumbent on anyone who sells natural stone to understand the nuances of its formation, and what that means on the job site. As more unique varieties of natural stone are introduced to the market, we must understand what they are all about to be better able to predict their performance.”

The event will take place from 6:00-8:30 pm. The cost of the event is $25 for NY Metro Chapter members and $50 for non-NY Metro Chapter members.

To register
* http://www.marble-institute.com/chapters
* call MIA at 440-250-9222

Source: MIA

(20.07.2015, USA: 07.21.2015)