Many varieties of stone were used, but the preference was given to basalt.
Behold, my flesh is solid as basalt, my bones are bars of steel!
The statues of basalt rolled their eyes and smiled hideously.
A good solid rock, like basalt, can be cut into slices of about 3/32 inch thick.
Of what use would porphyry, or granite, or basalt be for such purposes?
They had also ...