Briefly noted

„Stone Industry“ is the new name of Moscow‘s former Expostone Russia. The Trade Fair will hitherto be organized by Expodesign, a member of the world trade organization UFI and is scheduled to take place from June 21st to 24th 2016 in Moscow. The Director is still Maria Tretyakova (Mail).

Paris’ Musée Rodin with its famous marble sculptures is once again open to the public after extensive restoration work (1, 2).

Bird Baths by Swiss stone sculpture atelier Vonmoosstein can be viewed on the webpage (German).

New webpage: Marble Izmir, March 23-26, 2016.

Turkish Natural Stone Organization IMIB announces a number of activities in its magazine „Natura“ (November-December 2015): e.g. a project to plant some one million m² of trees to increase public awareness for the branch. Another project calls for entrepreneurial pioneers to come forth such as the first use of loaders or exports to Russia, China, etc.

Tessela.Natural Stone Mosaic with integrated Swarovski-crystals and other decorative elements by Brazilian Tessela Company.

Neolithic and Iron Age querns are the subject of geoarchaeologist Per Storemyr’s Blog.

Interesting stone cupola can be viewed at the bottom of a page of the Hindustan Times. They belong to a group of meditation rooms in the Beatles’ Ashram in India’s Dehradun. Here a visitors’ center is to be built.

Flex-c-ment is the name of a US-American product with the aid of which a concrete surface can be made to morph into a mock-stonewall (1, video).

(17.01.2016, USA: 01.17.2016)