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This article was taken directly from the USGS site before June 2007. Interesting...
If you are interested in dimension stone, you can join ASTM C18. It is a group of about 100 senior executives and professionals from the Federal and state geological surveys, trade associations, other government agencies, producers and fabricators, stone test labs, architects, and stone restorationists. They vote for reapproval (they can and do vote negative) of every specification, definition, and test method every three years. No exceptions. There are a number of Canadians, and a few Brits and Australians on C18. They meet twice a year to sort out the negatives: if they find them persuasive the item has to be reballoted. And C18 members get a free publication... 126.96.36.199 22:38, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
Public interest in selecting and installing stone in residences is very high these days, and after installation it has to be cleaned and maintained. Information on this topic is not easily available, so hopefully this will be very welcome. This new section has been deliberately kept short and not too technical. If more information is needed, the section could be expanded; let me know. For example, the poultice method could be described in detail. And do look at ASTM C1515. Bmhtayl 21:34, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
Imported into which countries
In this article, I read the following sentence:
- A fairly small portion of the stone used in this application is imported; sources are such countries as Canada, India, and China.
I wondered whether the phrase "the stone used in this application" refers to the stone used anywhere in the world, or to the stone used in specific countries, possibly the United States. In the former case, it is okay, although it would be clearer if the article would explicitly state "used anywhere in the world". In the latter case, the article should mention into which countries the stone is imported, or, preferably, a list of countries with an indication of the portion of the stone used in that country in that application that is imported. I show an example below:
|Country||Portion of the stone used for monuments|
(Figures given as example, not based on real data).
At the top of this Talk Page, I saw that the article was taken from the USGS site. Perhaps someone forgot to 'universalize' the text. Johan Lont 09:59, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
MYB and DSAN Updates and Availability
Readers of this wiki for some time will have noticed that former links to the 2005 Minerals Yearbook (MYB) chapter for Dimension Stone and to Dimension Stone Advocate News (DSAN) Issue 26 have been removed. My current policy is to have links to the last two MYBs and DSANs. This way the revisions of the previous "final numbers" can be evaluated and analyzed. However, the older documents are still available. The 2005 MYB (and others) can be obtained by using the last link under "General". DSAN Issue 26 (and others) can be obtained by going to the next-to-last link under "General", clicing on the link, then clicing on "Previous issue" at the bottom of DSAN until you reach Issue 26.Bmhtayl (talk) 02:25, 20 March 2009 (UTC)