The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #50
Match these stones with the descriptions below: slate, marble, granite, travertine, and limestone
a. Once a limestone, this stone achieved metamorphosis from intense pressures and high temperatures within the earth.
b. A variety of limestone formed in pools by the precipitation of hot mineral-rich spring water. The characteristic holes were created when carbon dioxide bubbles were trapped as the stone was being formed.
c. A fine-grained, metamorphic stone derived from sedimentary rock shale.
d. A sedimentary stone, formed from prehistoric skeletons and shells.
e. An igneous rock, once molten, which formed as it cooled deep within the earth.
f. Commercially, any stone capable of taking a polish (with the exception of granite).
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Taj Mahal, by Emperor Shah Jahan, at Agra, India, 1630 to 1653.
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