(May 2012) Patgeomine 2012 is an international geological and mining inheritance congress of geologists and mining-scientists. It will take place for his year the 13th time in Manresa in the Spanish Province of Barcelona. Main theme of this year’s congress is the sustainability of resources.

An alabaster cast stone has seen its market launch by Rong Jih Enterprise of Taiwan. It is made of stonemeal with a polyester filler. It is also available in translucent slabs or lamp-shades.

Jade tea trays are one of the specialties of China-based Hefa-Jade.

Ring Stone – a sculpture by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qing can be seen on the Campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It was worked out of a single block of granite 13 m long.