Usenaturalstone.org is one of the Natural Stone Institute’s (NSI) initiatives to strengthen the stone sector worldwide. Companies and associations are invited to use the texts and photos free of costs for their promotion.
Orence is an online shop from Belgium which has many small stone items for everyday usage.
Online magazine Archdaily has a report titled „The Beauty of Marble in Interiors and Facades“ giving some basic information about natural stone.
Portugal’s stone association Assimagra has planted 2020 trees in an area in Porto de Mós where quarries had been closed down some time ago (Portuguese).
A museum in Japan exhibits rocks which resemble human faces.
The so-called flat-jointed model is capable of matching both the mechanical properties and the fracturing behavior of Carrara marble, researchers have found.
Just one year after „Chang’e 4“ landed on the moon, China’s space agency has released photos from the dark side of our celestial neighbor.
Video of the month: 26 students of the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture erected 3 shelters made of wooden trunks for the workers in a quarry of Swiss Ongaro Graniti company. During three weeks in November und December 2019, they experienced the quarry and the local materials from a new perspective and also learned different types of construction.
(03.02.2020, USA: 02.03.2020)