NATURAL STONES AND ITS FEATURES
Many different minerals can be gathered together in the content of stones under the name of rock or other. Since very few of them have value for humanity, they have been extracted and processed by different methods since ancient times. These are within the scope of natural stone and are of value due to the combination of various minerals. For example, the mineral and its workability feature containing marble or granite have attracted the attention of societies due to its aesthetic appearance and this type of natural stones has been tried to be removed for centuries.
After natural stones are removed from the nature, they are collected in suitable environments and then transported to the processing area. Although the methods of this vary according to the ages, natural stones were used as raw materials on the basis of all the architectural works, construction structures and urbanization examples that emerged. While natural stones are rich according to various geographical regions, this distribution varies according to natural stone types. For example, if we take the marble; The Alpine belt is the geographical area where this natural stone is the richest. Turkey is located in the marble deposits in this belt is quite rich.