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Question #40773 posted on 11/15/2007 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What kind of stone is the floor in the library Atrium made out of?

A: Dear Budding Petrologist,

I relayed your question to my old geology professor, Dr. Kowallis. He said that he isn't sure what kind it is specifically, but that it is an example of a gneiss (pronounced like "nice"). Gneissic rocks are igneous or sedimentary rocks that have been metamorphosed by heat and pressure. Dr. Kowallis also said that it is likely that the rock came from Brazil, as does similar cut stone.

~Hermia, who is refraining from making an awful nice/gneiss pun