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Latest news: Chistmas Greetings (Italian: auguri) from Nero Sicilia. The company from Sicily is a producer of lava stone (1, 2, 3, 4).

Latest news: „Maroc Stone“ is the name of a new fair in Casablanca, Moroco, from January 14 – 16, 2016. Turkish Pyramids Group is the organizer.

Dry wall masonry has been a major theme for some time now. Wikimedia Commons has sorted the pictures by countries. The photos can be used for non-commercial purposes without explicit permission. The site Geograph also shows a number of examples (1, 2).

Natural stone tiles with advertising prints by Art and Stone of the USA.

Photo: Carola Radke / NaturkundemuseumPhoto: Carola Radke / NaturkundemuseumA Tyrannosaurus Rex with 12 m length and an almost complete skull is on show in the Berlin Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum) during the coming 3 years, at least. The black fossils of its bones were found in US-state Montana and placed at the disposal of the museum by a private dinosaur fan and collector. The name of the show is „Tristan – Berlin bears teeth“ in reference to the giant jaws of the ancient predator.

The memberships of the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Building Stone Institute (BSI) have each made the decision to enter into a 2-Year Joint Venture Agreement together.

The rhyolite quarries at Bømlo in Norway is the object of a report by Per Storemyr in his new blog.

Photos as stone mosaic by Turkish Sem-Mar Company.

Areal views are the specialty of Jason Hawkes photographer. We show pictures of quarries on Malta and the Provence as well as examples of Lisbon’s Calçada Portuguesa cobblestone (1, 2, 3).

Video of the month: Yak Attack is the name of a competition for mountainbikers in the Himalayas. The trail leads from summer temperatures in Katmandu up to lofty 5000 m (Video, 1).

(18.12.2015, USA: 12.18.2015)