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(Wired)   OK, it's a slide show. But a slide show of HUGE MARBLE SLABS? It's like uncarving the art that is the earth   (wired.com) divider line 60
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2014-02-25 09:38:15 PM  
Great. Now I want marble cake.
 
2014-02-26 04:05:38 AM  
The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.
 
2014-02-26 04:11:42 AM  

C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.


No, not really. They are just saws that cut marble.
 
2014-02-26 04:14:36 AM  
fc09.deviantart.net
 
2014-02-26 04:17:14 AM  

C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.


The cutting tools are diamond tipped.
 
2014-02-26 04:21:29 AM  

the_celt: C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.

The cutting tools are diamond tipped.


That's good!
 
2014-02-26 04:21:58 AM  

C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.


Assuming the slabs aren't cut with other huge marble slabs, then technically the saws are something else.
 
2014-02-26 04:25:05 AM  
I was picturing a real monster of a saw chewing through that stuff. If it's nothing particularly fancy after all then I learned something today.
/Not a granite saw operator.
 
2014-02-26 04:28:40 AM  
Marble... Millions of minute layers of marine limestone, buried deep by plate tectonics and cooked at depth before being shoved into high mountains.

And people insist the world is 6000 years old.
 
2014-02-26 04:42:03 AM  
Nice find, Subby.

You think laying tile or caulking all the trim in a large house is hard work. Then you see a marble mine where someone has spray painted "OUT --->" on one the cold blocks of stone.
 
2014-02-26 04:50:14 AM  
Rand vs. C.S. Lewis.

/Aslan
 
2014-02-26 05:05:12 AM  
deslide
/FTFY
 
2014-02-26 05:11:42 AM  

C18H27NO3: I was picturing a real monster of a saw chewing through that stuff. If it's nothing particularly fancy after all then I learned something today.
/Not a granite saw operator.


They drill holes, then run diamond wire through it.

pic.stonecontact.com

This gives them large chunks that they can put on a big ass forklift and move to another location.

Then they go at it with a more saw like saw.

www.dazzinimacchine.com
 
2014-02-26 05:23:34 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: the_celt: C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.

The cutting tools are diamond tipped.

That's good!


The diamonds used are conflict diamonds awash in innocent blood.
 
2014-02-26 05:27:55 AM  

wildcardjack: Marble... Millions of minute layers of marine limestone, buried deep by plate tectonics and cooked at depth before being shoved into high mountains.

And people insist the world is 6000 years old.


Or they insist that in a world billions of years old, our current "global warming"...I mean "climate change"...is a direct result of teh heinous
 
2014-02-26 05:34:56 AM  
 
2014-02-26 05:48:35 AM  
Off topic, Is there a place where we're allowed to discuss the proliferation of featured partner link repeats?
 
2014-02-26 05:55:42 AM  

Friction8r: wildcardjack: Marble... Millions of minute layers of marine limestone, buried deep by plate tectonics and cooked at depth before being shoved into high mountains.

And people insist the world is 6000 years old.

Or they insist that in a world billions of years old, our current "global warming"...I mean "climate change"...is a direct result of teh heinous


I could imagine a young earth creationist pushing the idea that God laid down ten thousand years worth of carbon fuels. But the rate we used His gifts screwed up the balance of the world, that greed imbalanced the world we were given. But we don't see those much. They tend towards "we can use the world up as we wish".
 
2014-02-26 05:59:44 AM  

wildcardjack: I could imagine a young earth creationist pushing the idea that God laid down ten thousand years worth of carbon fuels. But the rate we used His gifts screwed up the balance of the world, that greed imbalanced the world we were given. But we don't see those much. They tend towards "we can use the world up as we wish".


I'm pretty sure he would just say god is testing the faith of humanity or the devil is screwing around trying to confuse people.
 
2014-02-26 06:07:09 AM  
It's like Minecraft for you outside going people.
 
2014-02-26 06:12:58 AM  

wildcardjack: Marble... Millions of minute layers of marine limestone, buried deep by plate tectonics and cooked at depth before being shoved into high mountains.

And people insist the world is 6000 years old.


Creationists will insist that all this hardened sediment in a single global flood, only about 4000 years ago!

www.wired.com
 
2014-02-26 06:20:32 AM  

lordargent: C18H27NO3: I was picturing a real monster of a saw chewing through that stuff. If it's nothing particularly fancy after all then I learned something today.
/Not a granite saw operator.

They drill holes, then run diamond wire through it.



This gives them large chunks that they can put on a big ass forklift and move to another location.

Then they go at it with a more saw like saw.


That saw looks like the front car for a zombie themed roller coaster.
 
2014-02-26 06:24:22 AM  

gnosis301: AverageAmericanGuy: the_celt: C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.

The cutting tools are diamond tipped.

That's good!

The diamonds used are conflict diamonds awash in innocent blood.


That's bad!
 
2014-02-26 06:40:58 AM  

Frederf: gnosis301: AverageAmericanGuy: the_celt: C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.

The cutting tools are diamond tipped.

That's good!

The diamonds used are conflict diamonds awash in innocent blood.

That's bad!



But - they are a girl's best friend!
 
2014-02-26 06:44:24 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.

No, not really. They are just saws that cut marble.


1) The saws are cables.
2) Marble is among the softest of stones.
 
2014-02-26 06:45:40 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: AverageAmericanGuy: C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.

No, not really. They are just saws that cut marble.

1) The saws are cables.
2) Marble is among the softest of stones.


So they are what they are and not something else, you're saying?
 
2014-02-26 06:46:32 AM  

Slaxl: Off topic, Is there a place where we're allowed to discuss the proliferation of featured partner link repeats?


Never click on those.
Ever.
 
2014-02-26 06:47:32 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: HotIgneous Intruder: AverageAmericanGuy: C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.

No, not really. They are just saws that cut marble.

1) The saws are cables.
2) Marble is among the softest of stones.

So they are what they are and not something else, you're saying?


I'm not aware of too many things, I am what I am if you know what I mean.
 
2014-02-26 06:53:18 AM  

Frederf: gnosis301: AverageAmericanGuy: the_celt: C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.

The cutting tools are diamond tipped.

That's good!

The diamonds used are conflict diamonds awash in innocent blood.

That's bad!


img.fark.net
 
2014-02-26 07:01:44 AM  
I've been a bridgesaw operator/ fabricator of limestone, marble, and granite for over a dozen years. We have a stone cutters bible at our shop that has pictures, location, and technical information, applications etc..of every known marble/granite/ onyx in the world. The white Carrera marble with the light greyish/blue veins that you see everywhere has been mined in the town of the same name in Italy for over 500 years. They have only gone 5ft "into" the side since the Renaissance greats had their biatches retrieve blocks for them to carve. /granite is a much more durable kitchen countertop choice then the easily scratched, and stain prone marble.
 
2014-02-26 07:06:33 AM  

wildcardjack: I could imagine a young earth creationist pushing the idea that God laid down ten thousand years worth of carbon fuels. But the rate we used His gifts screwed up the balance of the world, that greed imbalanced the world we were given. But we don't see those much. They tend towards "we can use the world up as we wish".


Like, okay, so first we were locked in a walled-off garden with a bunch of animals and a fruit tree in the middle of it. It was like living in a one-room studio apartment where all your neighbors have pets and god was the landlord. And god was like don't eat stuff from my vegetable garden. And then you ate the stuff from the vegetable garden and god was all pissed and said "Damnit, I said not to do that! I am evicting you! Now you have to live in a much larger and more plentiful environment with everything you need to survive! Oh yeah-- and I'm ordering you to have sex! Often! That will teach you!"
 
2014-02-26 07:08:52 AM  

Ooba Tooba: I've been a bridgesaw operator/ fabricator of limestone, marble, and granite for over a dozen years. We have a stone cutters bible at our shop that has pictures, location, and technical information, applications etc..of every known marble/granite/ onyx in the world. The white Carrera marble with the light greyish/blue veins that you see everywhere has been mined in the town of the same name in Italy for over 500 years. They have only gone 5ft "into" the side since the Renaissance greats had their biatches retrieve blocks for them to carve. /granite is a much more durable kitchen countertop choice then the easily scratched, and stain prone marble.


So that's where your username comes from?
 
2014-02-26 07:12:46 AM  

fatalvenom: Ooba Tooba: I've been a bridgesaw operator/ fabricator of limestone, marble, and granite for over a dozen years. We have a stone cutters bible at our shop that has pictures, location, and technical information, applications etc..of every known marble/granite/ onyx in the world. The white Carrera marble with the light greyish/blue veins that you see everywhere has been mined in the town of the same name in Italy for over 500 years. They have only gone 5ft "into" the side since the Renaissance greats had their biatches retrieve blocks for them to carve. /granite is a much more durable kitchen countertop choice then the easily scratched, and stain prone marble.

So that's where your username comes from?


Ayup. Sorry about the misinformation in my post regarding Carrera. It actually has been mined there for 2000 years or longer. The Italians formed a group to regulate the industry 500 years ago.
 
2014-02-26 07:21:15 AM  

Ooba Tooba: fatalvenom: Ooba Tooba: I've been a bridgesaw operator/ fabricator of limestone, marble, and granite for over a dozen years. We have a stone cutters bible at our shop that has pictures, location, and technical information, applications etc..of every known marble/granite/ onyx in the world. The white Carrera marble with the light greyish/blue veins that you see everywhere has been mined in the town of the same name in Italy for over 500 years. They have only gone 5ft "into" the side since the Renaissance greats had their biatches retrieve blocks for them to carve. /granite is a much more durable kitchen countertop choice then the easily scratched, and stain prone marble.

So that's where your username comes from?

Ayup. Sorry about the misinformation in my post regarding Carrera. It actually has been mined there for 2000 years or longer. The Italians formed a group to regulate the industry 500 years ago.


Apologizing proactively for inaccuracy? Not on my Fark.

Interesting info. Thanks for the share.
 
2014-02-26 07:36:18 AM  

wildcardjack: Marble... Millions of minute layers of marine limestone, buried deep by plate tectonics and cooked at depth before being shoved into high mountains.

And people insist the world is 6000 years old.


Jeasus created the marble to apear older. He correctley calculated the ratio of different isotopes of carbon and other radioactive decay. He did this with everything on the planet, like dinosours and other fossils.
 
2014-02-26 07:39:42 AM  
I heard they used marble as ballast for ships coming to America and then offloaded it where it was carved up by Italian workers. Goods were loaded up for return trips.
 
2014-02-26 07:42:54 AM  
Yep, that's rock. I guess it's... um, interesting? Nope, that's not the word. It still just looks like rock.
 
2014-02-26 07:54:39 AM  

gnosis301: AverageAmericanGuy: the_celt: C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.

The cutting tools are diamond tipped.

That's good!

The diamonds used are conflict diamonds awash in innocent blood.


I think they're mostly synthetic/man-made diamond powder.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-26 07:56:48 AM  
Slide show? More like Slab Show!

AMIRIGHTORWHAT?
 
2014-02-26 07:57:15 AM  

Ooba Tooba: I've been a bridgesaw operator/ fabricator of limestone, marble, and granite for over a dozen years. We have a stone cutters bible at our shop that has pictures, location, and technical information, applications etc..of every known marble/granite/ onyx in the world. The white Carrera marble with the light greyish/blue veins that you see everywhere has been mined in the town of the same name in Italy


With that much experience you should know that it's "Carrara" not "Carrera".
 
2014-02-26 08:00:13 AM  

Friction8r: wildcardjack: Marble... Millions of minute layers of marine limestone, buried deep by plate tectonics and cooked at depth before being shoved into high mountains.

And people insist the world is 6000 years old.

Or they insist that in a world billions of years old, our current "global warming"...I mean "climate change"...is a direct result of teh heinous



memecrunch.com
 
2014-02-26 08:18:47 AM  
Marble is awful. Porous and soft, there's a building in downtown Toronto (the Bank of Montreal building, I think) clad in marble that's had it warp and occasionally fall off. Real men build with cyclopean basalt blocks, anyhow.
 
2014-02-26 08:20:15 AM  

The Envoy: Ooba Tooba: I've been a bridgesaw operator/ fabricator of limestone, marble, and granite for over a dozen years. We have a stone cutters bible at our shop that has pictures, location, and technical information, applications etc..of every known marble/granite/ onyx in the world. The white Carrera marble with the light greyish/blue veins that you see everywhere has been mined in the town of the same name in Italy

With that much experience you should know that it's "Carrara" not "Carrera".


Did you see my username? Spelling and I sometimes don't get along.
 
2014-02-26 08:24:55 AM  

memebot_of_doom: Creationists will insist that all this hardened sediment in a single global flood, only about 4000 years ago!


You're an idiot. The vast majority of Christians in the world put absolutely no stock in the 6000 year thing atheists refuse to let go of.

I'm from a small, heavily Christianized and very conservative country and in all my life I've only met a handful that believed that.
 
2014-02-26 08:52:48 AM  

Frederf: gnosis301: AverageAmericanGuy: the_celt: C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.

The cutting tools are diamond tipped.

That's good!

The diamonds used are conflict diamonds awash in innocent blood.

That's bad!


But the conflict is now over.
 
2014-02-26 08:58:08 AM  
Just to stir the pot.

Abiotic Oil - Abiogenic Petroleum Origin: May 2013
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May 12, 2013 - It is the theory of abiotic (or abiogenic) origin of petroleum, that hydrocarbons have been ... temperatures to 1500 °C . Using only as reagents solid iron oxide and 99.9% pure marble, ...
 
2014-02-26 08:59:14 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: memebot_of_doom: Creationists will insist that all this hardened sediment in a single global flood, only about 4000 years ago!

You're an idiot. The vast majority of Christians in the world put absolutely no stock in the 6000 year thing atheists refuse to let go of.

I'm from a small, heavily Christianized and very conservative country and in all my life I've only met a handful that believed that.


No need for name-calling.  He didn't say that all Christians are Creationists.  Even so, your anecdotal data seems to be quite incorrect, at least for the US.  In fact, that Creationist viewpoint appears to hold the majority.  In the US.
 
2014-02-26 09:03:16 AM  
'dat cleavage! Good stuff.

/can't believe I'm the first
 
2014-02-26 09:06:18 AM  

Munchkin City Coroner: C18H27NO3: The saws that cut that stuff must be something else.

Assuming the slabs aren't cut with other huge marble slabs, then technically the saws are something else.


I was walking down the street, and this guy waved to me. Then he came up to me and said, 'I'm sorry, I thought you were someone else.' I said, 'I am.'

-- Demetri Martin
 
2014-02-26 09:38:51 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: memebot_of_doom: Creationists will insist that all this hardened sediment in a single global flood, only about 4000 years ago!

You're an idiot. The vast majority of Christians in the world put absolutely no stock in the 6000 year thing atheists refuse to let go of.

I'm from a small, heavily Christianized and very conservative country and in all my life I've only met a handful that believed that.


Maybe if you guys quit electing that "tiny minority" to school boards, text book purchasing positions, and Congress, the mean old atheists would lay off.
 
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