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Vacuum Cups
Definition:

A device used in the handling of smooth surfaced stone which secures itself to the stone surface using vacuum contained within an enclosed chamber that is sealed against the stone via gasketing.


Vacuum Lifter
Definition:

Any stone handling device using vacuum cups as a means of securing itself to the stone.


Vein
Definition:

A layer, seam, or narrow irregular body of mineral material contrasting the surrounding material in either color, texture, or both.


Vein Cut
Definition:

A cut in quarried stone that is perpendicular to the natural bedding plane, exposing the veining of the material.


Veneer
Definition:

A non-structural facing of stone, interior or exterior, serving as ornamentation and a weather barrier.


Venting
Definition:

See Cavity Vent.


Vug
Definition:

A pocket-like natural cavity in stone, generally the result of solution or recrystallization. Size not limited, but most are between a small fraction of 1 inch and a few inches in average diameter. May be lined with crystals or botryoidal layers of mineral materials. Most common in dolomite, limestone and marble. Adj.: vuggy