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  2. About Sandstone

    Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. Most sandstone is composed of quartz and/or feldspar because these are the most common minerals in the Earth's crust. Like sand, sandstone may be any color, but the most common colors are tan, brown, yellow, red, gray and white. Since sandstone beds often form highly visible cliffs and other topographic features, certain colors of sandstone have been strongly identified with certain regions.

    Some sandstones are resistant to weathering, yet are easy to work. This makes sandstone a common building and paving material. Because of the hardness of the individual grains, uniformity of grain size and friability of its structure, sandstone is an excellent material from which to make grindstones, for sharpening blades and other implements. Non-friable sandstone can be used to make grindstones for grinding grain, e.g., gritstone.

    Rock formations that are primarily sandstone usually allow percolation of water and are porous enough to store large quantities, making them valuable aquifers. Fine-grained aquifers, such as sandstones, are more apt to filter out pollutants from the surface than are rocks with cracks and crevices, such as limestones or other rocks fractured by seismic activity.

  3. Quotes about Sandstone

    1. The investments by Sequoia Capital and Sandstone Capital are testament to the market leadership of our business model.
      Rajesh Agarwal in Indian Handset Manufacturer Secures Additional Investment Funding
    2. By providing affordable feature-rich phones that address the unique needs of the Indian marketplace, we believe that Micromax has become a true innovator in the Indian mobile handset market. We are confident that the experienced teams at Sandstone Capital and Sequoia Capital will prove valuable contributors, working with TA to provide additional support to continue the company's growth.
      Naveen Wadhera in Indian Handset Manufacturer Secures Additional Investment Funding
    3. At Sandstone, we are always looking to invest in well run companies in India, with innovative products and growth potential.
      In Sequoia, Sandstone invest Rs. 200 crores in Micromax