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Grey Alabaster Blocks

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Alabaster blocks eliminate the work required to reduce a stone boulder or slab for carving in the round (3-dimensional carving). Considered a medium hard stone, alabaster is a bit harder than soapstone. It is usually opaque white, pale rose-pink, light brown colour and somewhat translucent. There are two types of alabaster. One is gypsum, which is used today. The other is calcite, which was used in ancient times including by the Ancient Egyptians. Alabaster is generally mined as small scale rocks rather than large sizes. Since it is a soft and easily workable stone, it is used for carving home decoration products, handcrafted souvenirs, and small-scale sculptures. In stonecontact.com web site, you can find rough Alabaster blocks and various size boulders with the most reasonable prices from direct mine owners from Spain, USA, India, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, etc. countries and also alabaster rock composition, chemical information.

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What is the difference between Alabaster and Marble?

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Alabaster is softer than marble and onyx. Alabaster is 2 on the Mohs scale while marble is 3. This means that marble is twice as hard as alabaster.

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What is the difference between Alabaster and Onyx?

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Alabaster is the colorful massive form of the mineral Gypsum. It is very soft and can be easily carved and sculpted using a regular knife. Onyx on the other hand is made of much harder microcrystalline Quartz.

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What is alabaster onyx?

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Don't be confused by the name, it's actually an onyx stone. Onyx Alabaster is a kind of yellow onyx quarried in Egypt. It is especially good for construction stone, countertops, mosaics, ornamental stone, artifacts, sinks and other design projects as it is quite hard compared to alabaster stone.

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