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    • Alternative natural materials

    • Alternative natural materials is a general term that describes natural materials like rock or adobe that are not as commonly in use as materials such as wood or iron. Alternative natural materials have many practical uses in areas such as sustainable architecture and engineering. The main purpose of using such material ... Read »


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    • Allendeite

    • Allendeite, Sc4Zr3O12, is an oxide mineral. Allendeite was discovered in a small ultrarefractory inclusion within the Allende meteorite. This inclusion has been named ACM-1. It is one of several scandium rich minerals that have been found in meteorites. Allendeite is trigonal, with a calculated density of 4.84 g/cm3 ... Read »


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    • AMSilk

    • AMSilk is the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers. The organic high-performance material can be used in multiple ways, including medical or technical products as well as cosmetic ingredients. AMSilk biopolymers give everyday products unique properties. Among other things, the polymers a ... Read »


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    • Arizona flagstone

    • Arizona Flagstone is composed of rounded grains of quartz which are cemented by silica. Other minerals are present, mostly as thin seams of clay, mica, secondary silicam calcite, and gypsum. Arizona Flagstone is mainly quarried from the Coconino and Prescott National Forests. Although flagstone and dimension stone are ... Read »


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    • Armenian bole

    • Armenian bole, also known as bolus armenus or bole armoniac, is an earthy clay, usually red, native to Armenia. It is red due to the presence of iron oxide; the clay also contains hydrous silicates of aluminum and possibly magnesium. Historically, it was used as an astringent, prescribed against diarrhea, dysentery, h ... Read »


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    • Asperity (geotechnical engineering)

    • In Geotechnical engineering the term asperity is mostly used for unevenness (roughness) of the surface of a discontinuity, grain, or particle with heights in the range from approximately 0.1 mm to many decimetre. Smaller unevenness is normally considered to be a material property (often denoted by material friction ... Read »


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    • Bast fibre

    • Bast fibre (also called phloem fibre or skin fibre) is plant fibre collected from the phloem (the "inner bark", sometimes called "skin") or bast surrounding the stem of certain dicotyledonous plants. They support the conductive cells of the phloem and provide strength to the stem. Some of the economically important bas ... Read »


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    • Biogenic substance

    • A biogenic substance is a substance produced by life processes. It may be either constituents, or secretions, of plants or animals. A more specific name for these substances is biomolecules. Carbon, from using biogenic and non-biogenic fuels, has implications for estimating the efficiency and environmental benefit ... Read »


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    • Biotic material

    • Biotic material or biological derived material is any material that originates from living organisms. Most such materials contain carbon and are capable of decay. The earliest life on Earth arose at least 3.5 billion years ago. Earlier physical evidences of life include graphite, a biogenic substance, in 3.7 billion-y ... Read »


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    • Bobdownsite

    • Bobdownsite is the fluorine bearing mineral of the whitlockite group of phosphate minerals whose formula is Ca9(Mg)(PO4)6(PO3F). It is isotypic with whitlockite and was misidentified as such until proper chemical analysis. Whitlockites structure and relationships with other phosphate compounds has been extensively stud ... Read »


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    • Boulder

    • In geology, a boulder is a rock fragment with size greater than 25.6 centimetres (10.1 in) in diameter. Smaller pieces are called cobbles and pebbles. While a boulder may be small enough to move or roll manually, others are extremely massive. In common usage, a boulder is too large for a person to move. Smaller boul ... Read »


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    • Certified wood

    • Certified wood and paper products come from responsibly managed forests – as defined by a particular standard. With third-party forest certification, an independent organization develops standards of good forest management, and independent auditors issue certificates to forest operations that comply with those sta ... Read »


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    • Clay

    • Clay is a fine-grained natural rock or soil material that combines one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter. Clays are plastic due to their water content and become hard, brittle and non–plastic upon drying or firing. Geologic clay deposits are mostly composed of phyllosilicate mine ... Read »


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    • Cob (material)

    • Cob, cobb or clom (in Wales) is a natural building material made from subsoil, water, some kind of fibrous organic material (typically straw), and sometimes lime. The contents of subsoil naturally vary, and if it does not contain the right mixture it can be modified with sand or clay. Cob is fireproof, resistant to sei ... Read »


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    • Cobblestone

    • Cobblestone is a natural building material based on cobble-sized stones, and is used for pavement roads, streets, and buildings. In England, it was commonplace since ancient times for flat stones with a flat narrow edge to be set on edge to provide an even paved surface. This was known as a 'pitched' surface and was c ... Read »


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    • Compressed earth block

    • A compressed earth block (CEB), also known as a pressed earth block or a compressed soil block, is a building material made primarily from damp soil compressed at high pressure to form blocks. Compressed earth blocks use a mechanical press to form blocks out of an appropriate mix of fairly dry inorganic subsoil, non-ex ... Read »


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    • Crushed stone

    • Crushed stone or angular rock is a form of construction aggregate, typically produced by mining a suitable rock deposit and breaking the removed rock down to the desired size using crushers. It is distinct from gravel which is produced by natural processes of weathering and erosion, and typically has a more rounded sha ... Read »


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    • Decomposed granite

    • Decomposed granite, also known as DG, is classification of rock that is derived from granite via its weathering to the point that the parent material readily fractures into smaller pieces of weaker rock. Further weathering yields material that easily crumbles into a mixtures of gravel-sized particles, that in turn may ... Read »


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    • List of decorative stones

    • This is a geographical list of natural stone used for decorative purposes in construction and monumental sculpture produced in various countries. The dimension-stone industry classifies stone based on appearance and hardness as either "granite", "marble" or "slate". The granite of the dimension-stone industry along w ... Read »


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    • Dessauite-(Y)

    • Dessauite-(Y) is a mineral member of the crichtonite group with the formula (Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38. It is associated with derbylite, hematite, rutile, karelianite, siderite, and calcite. Founded in the Buca della Vena Mine, Tuscany, Italy, the mineral was called dessauite in honor of professor Gabor Dessau (1907â ... Read »


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    • Dorrite

    • Dorrite is a silicate mineral that is isostructural to the aenigmatite group. Although it is most chemically similar to the mineral rhönite [Ca2Mg5Ti(Al2Si4)O20], the lack of titanium (Ti) and presence of Fe3+ influenced dorrite's independence. Dorrite is named for Dr. John (Jack) A. Dorr, a late professor at the Un ... Read »


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    • Dry stone

    • Dry stone (also called drystack) is a building method by which structures are constructed from stones without any mortar to bind them together. Dry stone structures are stable because of their unique construction method, which is characterized by the presence of a load-bearing façade of carefully selected interlocki ... Read »


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    • Earth structure

    • An earth structure is a building or other structure made largely from soil. Since soil is a widely available material, it has been used in construction since prehistoric times. It may be combined with other materials, compressed and/or baked to add strength. Soil is still an economical material for many applications, a ... Read »


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    • Expanded clay aggregate

    • Lightweight expanded clay aggregate (LECA) or expanded clay (exclay) is a light weight aggregate made by heating clay to around 1,200 °C (2,190 °F) in a rotary kiln. The yielding gases expand the clay by thousands of small bubbles forming during heating producing a honeycomb structure. LECA has an approxima ... Read »


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    • George-ericksenite

    • George-ericksenite is a mineral with the chemical formula Na6CaMg(IO3)6(CrO4)2(H2O)12. It is vitreous, pale yellow to bright lemon yellow, brittle, and features a prismatic to acicular crystal habit along [001] and somewhat flattened crystal habit on {110}. It was first encountered in 1984 at the Pinch Mineralogical Mu ... Read »


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    • Gravel

    • Gravel /ˈɡrævəl/ is composed of unconsolidated rock fragments that have a general particle size range and include size classes from granule- to boulder-sized fragments. Gravel is categorized by the Udden-Wentworth scale into granular gravel (2 to 4 mm or 0.079 to 0.157 in) and pebble gravel (4 to 64 ... Read »


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    • Grayite

    • Grayite, ThPO4 • (H2O), is a thorium phosphate mineral of the Rabdophane group first discovered in 1957 by S.H.U. Bowie in Rhodesia. It is of moderate hardness occurring occasionally in aggregates of hexagonal crystals occasionally but more commonly in microgranular/cryptocrystalline masses. Due to its thorium con ... Read »


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    • Hexamolybdenum

    • Hexamolybdenum, is a molybdenum dominant alloy discovered during a nanomineralogy investigation of the Allende meteorite. Hexamolybdenum was discovered in a small ultrarefractory inclusion within the Allende meteorite. This inclusion has been named ACM-1. Hexamolybdenum is hexagonal, with a calculated density of 11.90 ... Read »


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    • Ikranite

    • Ikranite

      Ikranite is a member of the eudialyte group, named after the Shubinov Institute of Crystallography of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It is a cyclosilicate mineral that shows trigonal symmetry with the space group R3m, and is often seen with a pseudo-hexagonal habit. Ikranite appears as translucent and ranges in color ... Read »


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    • Knapping

    • Knapping is the shaping of flint, chert, obsidian or other conchoidal fracturing stone through the process of lithic reduction to manufacture stone tools, strikers for flintlock firearms, or to produce flat-faced stones for building or facing walls, and flushwork decoration. The original Germanic term "knopp" meant str ... Read »


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    • Levant bole

    • Levant bole is an earthy clay brought from the Levant, and historically used in medicine for the same purposes as Armenian bole. It was indeed so similar to Armenian bole that some believed them both to be the same, or at least mixtures of each other. Levant bole was used in several compositions, particularly diascodiu ... Read »


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    • Light clay

    • Light clay (also light straw clay, light clay straw, slipstraw) is a natural building material used to infill between a wooden frame in a timber framed building using a combination of clay and straw, woodchips or some other lighter material. A mixture of clay and straw was used as an infill material for timber fram ... Read »


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    • Manilkara bidentata

    • Mimusops bidentata A.DC.Mimusops globosa C.F.Gaertn.Mimusops balata Crueg. ex Griseb. Manilkara bidentata is a species of Manilkara native to a large area of northern South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Common names include bulletwood,balatá, ausubo, massaranduba, and (ambiguously) "". Balatá is a ... Read »


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    • Metal clay

    • Metal clay is a crafting medium consisting of very small particles of metal such as silver, gold, bronze, or copper mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewelry, beads and small sculptures. Originating in Japan in 1990, metal clay can be shaped just like any soft clay, by hand or using molds. After ... Read »


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    • Natural fiber

    • Fiber or fibres (see spelling differences) are a class of hair-like materials that are continuous "'filaments"' or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to pieces of thread. They can be used as a component of composite materials. They can also be matted into sheets to make product such as paper or felt. Fibers are ... Read »


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    • Natural material

    • A natural material is any product or physical matter that comes from plants, animals, or the ground. Minerals and the metals that can be extracted from them (without further modification) are also considered to belong into this category. Natural materials are also often used in textiles. Types include: Natural Mater ... Read »


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    • Mineral

    • A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound, usually of crystalline form and abiogenic in origin. A mineral has one specific chemical composition, whereas a rock can be an aggregate of different minerals or mineraloids. The study of minerals is called mineralogy. There are over 5,300 known mineral species; ov ... Read »


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    • Natural rubber

    • Natural rubber, also called India rubber or caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds, plus water. Malaysia and Indonesia are two of the leading rubber producers. Forms of polyisoprene that are used as natural rubbers are c ... Read »


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    • Nevadaite

    • Nevadaite

      Nevadaite is a rare phosphate mineral with a chemical formula of Nevadaite is a pale-green to turquoise colored mineral belonging to the phosphate group. It exhibits a radial crystal habit consisting of prismatic crystals covering areas up to 2 cm. It has a pale-blue streak, a vitreous luster, and is not fluorescen ... Read »


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    • Pebble

    • A pebble is a clast of rock with a particle size of 2 to 64 millimetres based on the Krumbein phi scale of sedimentology. Pebbles are generally considered larger than granules (2 to 4 millimetres diameter) and smaller than cobbles (64 to 256 millimetres diameter). A rock made predominantly of pebbles is termed a ... Read »


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    • Perovskite (structure)

    • A perovskite is any material with the same type of crystal structure as calcium titanium oxide (CaTiO3), known as the perovskite structure, or XIIA2+VIB4+X2−3 with the oxygen in the face centers. Perovskites take their name from the mineral, which was first discovered in the Ural mountains of Russia by Gustav Rose ... Read »


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    • Quarry-faced stone

    • Quarry-faced stone is stone with a rough, unpolished surface, straight from the quarry. Many residential and public buildings in Jerusalem, Israel are built from quarry-faced Jerusalem stone. Kurtz, Jean-Paul (1 Jan 2004). "XXXVI". Dictionary of Civil Engineering. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. pp. 1022–10 ... Read »


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    • Rammed earth

    • Rammed earth, also known as taipa (Portuguese), tapial (Spanish), pisé (de terre) (French), and hangtu (Chinese: ; pinyin: hāngtǔ), is a technique for building walls, foundations, and floors using natural raw materials such as earth, chalk, lime or gravel. It is an ancient building method that has seen a reviv ... Read »


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    • Rubble

    • Rubble is broken stone, of irregular size, shape and texture; undressed especially as a filling-in. Rubble naturally found in the soil is known also as 'brash' (compare cornbrash). Where present, it becomes more noticeable when the land is ploughed or worked. "Rubble-work" is a name applied to several types of mas ... Read »


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    • Scandiobabingtonite

    • Scandiobabingtonite was first discovered in the Montecatini granite quarry near Baveno, Italy in a pegmatite cavity. Though found in pegmatites, the crystals of scandiobabingtonite are sub-millimeter sized, and are tabular shaped. Scandiobabingtonite was the sixth naturally occurring mineral discovered with the rare ea ... Read »


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    • Slate

    • Slate

      biotite, chlorite, hematite, pyrite Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. It is the finest grained foliated metamorphic rock. Foliation may not correspond to the orig ... Read »


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    • Soil

    • Soil is a mixture of minerals, organic matter, gases, liquids, and countless organisms that together support life on Earth. Soil is a natural body called the pedosphere which has four important functions: it is a medium for plant growth; it is a means of water storage, supply and purification; it is a modifier of Earth ... Read »


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    • Sorbent

    • A sorbent is a material used to absorb or adsorb liquids or gases. Examples include: ... Read »


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    • Sprout Watches

    • Launched on Earth Day, 2010 Sprout Watches is a timepiece brand based in Little Neck, New York. A proprietary brand of the E. Gluck Corporation, Sprout Watches is a watch brand that focuses on sustainable product sourcing, manufacturing and disposal. Sprout Watches is aligned with several philanthropic organizations, ... Read »


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    • Stone wall

    • Stone walls are a kind of masonry construction that has been used for thousands of years. The first stone walls were constructed by farmers and primitive people by piling loose field stones into a dry stone wall. Later, mortar and plaster were used, especially in the construction of city walls, castles, and other forti ... Read »


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    • Thatching

    • Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge (Cladium mariscus), rushes, or heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates. Thatch is still employed ... Read »


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    • Ate-u-tiv

    • Ate-u-Tiv (sometimes written as "Ate u Tiv" and less popularly known as "Tsun") is a traditional architectural masterpiece of the Tiv People of the Middle-belt Region of Nigeria in West Africa. The word "Atē" stands for the round, open hut; while "Átē-Å­-Tiv" attributes it to the Tiv people. The Ate-u-Tiv s ... Read »


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    • Trass

    • Trass is the local name of a volcanic tuff occurring in the Eifel, where it is worked for hydraulic mortar. It is a grey or cream-coloured fragmental rock, largely composed of pumiceous dust, and may be regarded as a trachytic tuff. It much resembles the Italian pozzolana and is applied to like purposes. Mixed with lim ... Read »


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    • Withy

    • A withy or withe is a strong flexible willow stem - typically used in thatching and for gardening. Several species and hybrid cultivars of willows (often known as osiers) are grown for withy production; typical species include Salix acutifolia, Salix daphnoides, Salix × mollissima, Salix purpurea, Salix triandra, a ... Read »


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    • Wood

    • Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees, and other woody plants. It is an organic material, a natural composite of cellulose fibers which are strong in tension embedded in a of lignin which resists compression. Wood is sometimes defined as only the secondary xylem in the st ... Read »


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    • List of woods

    • This is a list of woods, in particular those most commonly used in the timber and lumber trade. ... Read »


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