Explore the fascinating mineral kingdom, a basic group of natural, inorganic objects, comprising more than 5,300 known mineral species. Stones and rocks are used in diverse applications ranging from fine jewelry to building construction.
A sturdy white fireplace mantel holds a model ship, green plant, and two metal bird sculptures. Below, a cozy fire crackles and snaps. Whether you are looking for warmth or ambience, a fire is a welcome addition to any room.
A stone and stucco storefront, one corner of an outlet mall, is displayed in the center of a blue sky. The empty building will soon be filled with merchandise, employees, and shoppers.
A wire outdoor table and chairs provides a decorative resting place on a stone patio. The tree-lined patio, which provides both sun and shade, is also decorated with grassy areas in which to rest.
A black rotary tool with a grinding stone mounted is photographed on a white background. This handy, electric tool can be used to grind, smooth, and sand metal with just the flick of a switch. Design and shape metal pieces using this equipment.
A stone World War I memorial in Washington, D.C. is photographed among the colorful white, green, and red trees. The landmark features architecture that includes pillars and stone columns.