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Stone is the quintessential old-fashioned building material, but even in the U.S. you can learn a lot about stones -- and even fossils -- by observing the buildings around you.
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Statue of Alan Turing at Bletchley Park, sculpted from stacked slate by Stephen Kettle. Appropriately, this puzzle is especially tricky. Photo by Simon Bisson.
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Giovanni Castrucci (or Castrucci workshop), Wooded Landscape with Crenellated Wall, c. 1600-1607, Commessi di pietre dure (so-called Florentine Mosaic) of Bohemian semiprecious hard stones and petrified wood mounted on slate. Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Gift of the Collection of Edward A. and Inge Maser in honor of Richard A. Born, 2008.43. Source: [...]
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