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Cantera Stone: What is it?

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Cantera is a natural stone that is very similar to cast stone and cast limestone. It is exclusively found in and imported from numerous regions of Mexico and Central America. It is a soft and highly durable material that can be hand carved into literally anything one can imagine. It is porous and light weight, which means it is easy to manipulate and maneuver, making it easy to ship anywhere in the world.  It is formed naturally by a blend of volcanic ash and dust. The ash is washed into a bed of mineral silt and mixed with the lava, dirt and rocks that are already present on the ground. This combination is what gives Cantera its light and absorbent properties. It can come in a wide range of unique and natural colors and tones.  It also has a few varying texture options. It can be available in a smooth…

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