The World Outside


Grandma.GIF (5171 bytes) Well, let me tell you, the Rock family doesn't spend all of it's time in the neighborhood rock cycle. We do venture away from the family home.   Here are some of the ways our family members work for man in the outside world.
marblequarry.jpg (11215 bytes) Marble is used by man to decorate buildings.  It is used to tile floors and bathrooms.  It may even be used as countertops.  It is also what sculptors use to create beautiful statues.
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slate.jpg (59833 bytes) Slate is easy to split along flat planes, so it is often used to make floors, terraces, or garden steps.





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