Geology of Natural Stone I- Introduction to Natural Stone

Course Details

CEUs: 6.0

Course Code: T101

Non-Member Price: $50.00

Member Price: FREE

Design Community: FREE

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The geological makeup of stone is a major determining factor when specifying materials.  This course will provide a geological overview of stone.  Participants will learn about the history of stone, geological attributes to consider when specifying material, and how to verify stone classifications. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the history of natural stone and the path it takes from the quarry to the kitchen.
  • Discuss geology of stone and how this affects stone specification.
  • Learn basic stone testing to help verify stone classification.

Course Materials Include:

Course Videos: (3 Hours)

  • From Quarry to Kitchen
  • Natural Stone 101: Everything You Need to Know about the World’s Oldest Building Products
  • Introduction to Natural Stone: Learn About Rocks, Minerals, Granites and “Granite”
  • Introduction to Natural Stone: Marble, Quartz, and the Non-Granites
  • Introduction to Natural Stone: How to Do Basic Diagnostics
  • Introduction to Natural Stone: Questions and Answers

Course Readings: (2 Hour)

  • A Soft Spot for Soapstone
  • A deep Dive into the Properties of Quartzite
  • Sussing Out Sandstone
  • Limestone- A Tropical Seabed Brings us a Practical Stone
  • Granite: What’s In a Name?
  • That’s a Gneiss Stone!
  • Schist happens: Get to Know this Brilliant Stone
  • Wall of Time: A Geological Stone Wall Captures Earth History
  • Travertine: Watching Stones Form in Real-Time
  • Mystique of Onyx
  • Striking Patterns: What Stripes Tell You about Your Stone
  • Getting to Know Your White Stones
  • The Definitive Guide to Quartzite
  • From Earth’s Mantle to the Fireplace Mantel: Tracing the Origins of Green Stone

50 Question Course Exam (1Hour)