(October 2012) Light stone and white marble are currently all the rage in Brazil as expounded in a workshop held by interior architects under the auspices of the Cachoeiro Itapemirim Trade Fair. A great portion of it is exported abroad as reported in the semi-annual compilation by the trade organization Abirochas: of the total imports marble travertine and limestone made up a whopping 97% (Portuguese 1, 2).
Dogs in natural stone, as well as stags and lions are produced by the Dutch Piet Jonker Company.
Africa: Angola intends to mine all of its natural stone reserves. The mining center will be situated in the province Benguela according to a press release. Since 2010 the Coreangola Mosaic Company works from the province of Zaire – a joint-venture with Korea (Portuguese 1, 2). IMM Carrara’s newsletter recently reported on setting up the Nigerian stone industry.
Clandestine gravel mining around the Pakistani capital Islamabad was responsible for a new slum area with ecological repercussions according to the Daily Times.
Video of the Month: Moving wall.