Italian Chemical Company Fila Surface Care Solutions in cooperation with the German initiative steinkultur.eu has developed a method of determining the type of stains to which a stone will be prone. The procedure is called Fila SCM Staincheck Method.
Jade is the material from which the Calakmul Masks are made, exhibited in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City (Spanish).
Stone windows (Jalis or Mashrabiyas) in all sorts of shapes and sizes are shown on the Gayatri Stone Company website.
Cosentino has started its 10th Design Challenge for students from 21 universities, schools or institutions worldwide.
A map of German natural stone quarries and mines is available in poster size 65.3 x 92.5 cm. It shows some 200 deposits in Germany and names the stone types occurring there. The map can be purchased through the web shop of the „Naturstein” trade magazine for 14.90 € (German).
(17.10.2015, USA: 10.17.2015)