MIA+BSI Releases Quartzite Technical Bulletin

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Oberlin, OH and Chestertown, NY, July 12, 2017—A new technical bulletin about quartzite has been added to MIA+BSI’s Natural Stone Resource Library. The bulletin, written by geologist and educator Karin Kirk, covers properties of quartzite, understanding the difference between quartzite and other stones, and basic diagnostic tests that can be used to determine whether or not a stone is a genuine quartzite.

MIA+BSI Technical Director Chuck Muehlbauer stated: “The seemingly endless variety of available stone products is what makes our industry so interesting, yet unfortunately, equally confusing. The formation, composition, and properties of quartzite are frequently misunderstood, to the extent that inaccurate identification and marketing of these products are common. This bulletin efficiently addresses that confusion, and provides beneficial clarification to both the stone professional and consumer.”

To access this technical bulletin and other free technical resources, please visit www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/resourcelibrary.



MIA+BSI: the Natural Stone Institute serves more than 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of the natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness in both the industry and the design communities for the promotion and best use of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.


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