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On August 20, 2023, the Indian mission Chandrayaan-3 successfully softlanded on the moon near its South pole. It will study the composition of the soil and the rocks in the mountainous region

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On Saturn, megastorms occur approximately every 20 to 30 years and are similar to hurricanes on Earth, although significantly larger. But unlike Earth’s hurricanes, no one knows what causes them and why they last for hundreds of years

A step in the direction of a circular economy: waste from marble quarries as aggregates for iron smelting

From Brazil comes a process to use fragments of marble extraction instead of limestone

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The Fulong Sand Art Festival is an annual event held in Taiwan. In 2023, some artists dedicated their works to the Disney100 anniversary

California has put on the agenda the tightening of safeguards on Engineered Stone production and processing

Topics are respiratory protection and wet processing, that are also important for natural stone

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The company Carl Picard Natursteinwerk has used the summer heat in June in Germany for a particular action: They staged their quarry of red sandstone as a bathing paradise

Stonemasons will send national teams to the EuroSkills Gdańsk competition from September 05 to 09, 2023, in the Polish harbor city

Visitors have the opportunity to try hands-on job-related skills at the many ‘Try-a-Skill’ demonstrations

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Tafoni are created by weathering especially in granites or sandstones, by which the surface of exposed lumps of stone is covered with small cavities

The Arrábida Breccia red stone in Portugal has been added to the Geoheritage Stones list

The list currently names 32 varieties that have played a role in architecture and culture beyond the borders of their homeland

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