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VEIN
A layer, seam, or narrow irregular body of mineral material different from the surrounding formation

VEIN CUT
A cut into quarried stone perpendicular to the natural bedding plane

VENEER
An interior or exterior stone wall covering layer

VITRIFICATION
The condition resulting when kiln temperatures are so high as to fuse grains and close pores of a clay product, making the mass impervious

VOUSSOIR
One of the stones in an arch between the impost and keystone

VUG
A cavity in rock; sometimes lines or filled with either amorphous or crystalline material; common in calcareous rocks such as marble or limestone