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The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America's Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite
You can tell the age range of a cemetery headstone in Vermont by the stone it is made of. Prior to 1810, all the headstones were made of ________, but people discovered it cleaved too easily so early in the 1800s these headstones were replaced by _________, which was easy to cut and inscribe, but was also eroded by rainfall, which is slightly acidic. So by 1890, headstones were being made of a much more durable stone, ________.
Choose the correct answer:granite, slate, marble slate, marble, granite pumice, sandstone, basalt limestone, chert, quartz
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