The Stone Journal is a collection of articles, videos, and slide shows about stone masonry, quarrying, and geology that we hope are of interest to our visitors. Check out the items below and please send us anything that might be of interest.Older Entries ►
The Romans discovered their most treasured stone in the desert of eastern Egypt.
Why are marble sculptures from the Parthenon in the British Museum in London? Will the British ever return them?
An Italian-language video showing the tortuous roads traveled by the truck drivers at marble quarries in Carrara, Italy.
England contains some of the most historically interesting limestones.
A geological and historical mecca in northern Tuscany.
Not all stones are created equally. A stone's resistance to weathering and staining depends on many factors.
A video of a Bangladeshi brick hoddie carrying an enormous load on his head. Your unlikely to see it done like this in the U.S.
Sandstones were generated in enormous quantities throughout geologic history. Why? And which sandstones are appropriate for stone masonry?
Granites occur on every continent and have been quarried and used in buildings for millenia, but what are they really?
A video profile of Lew French, an extraordinarily creative stonemason who works on Martha's Vineyard.