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 said something about pot holes like shafts in the basalt.
Tiresias came next, in a basalt chariot, yoked to royal steeds.
Its form was that of a cube, 12 feet on each side, and it stood on a block of basalt.
There was finality miles deep and fixed as basalt in his tone.
There are some, however, of smaller dimensions made of sandstone and basalt.