Quarry Queries – Travertine

Today we’ll take a look at travertine, one of the most sophisticated and enduring natural stones. Travertine is formed when particles of calcium carbonate are deposited on the earth’s surface by rivers, natural springs, or geysers. This water flow gives travertine the concentric rings or waves of movement usually seen when the stone is crosscut, as well as the layers shown when it is vein-cut. Colors of travertine range from…