Briefly noted

In 2023, Unesco has added 42 sites to its list of World Heritage Sites, among them many made of stone

This brings the total number to 1199 in 168 countries, many of which used stone as a building material

Miscellaneous: news all around ornamental stone and rock

Australia is the first country to announce a ban on engineered stone, due to health risks in cutting and handling the artificial material

Miscellaneous: news all around ornamental stone and rock

VISA-free entries to China are possible for citizens from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Malaysia, Xiamen Stone Fair informs

Miscellaneous: news all around ornamental stone and rock

A web page tells the story: “Farmers had painstakingly picked rocks out of the soil to clear space to grow olive trees and grapevines

Miscellaneous: news all around ornamental stone and rock

“Karst Gem“ is the name design studio alcarol gave its new side table. It is made of a boulder of karst rock embedded in a mold of crystal-clear resin

Miscellaneous: news all around ornamental stone and rock

An annular solar eclipse was visible above the Americas on October 14, 2023. We added links to Nasa information and to a webpage where “dancing under the eclipsed sun“ was commercially offered

Miscellaneous: news all around ornamental stone and rock

Booking of exhibitors‘ booths is now open for Xiamen Stone Fair 2024. News are: there will be a new hall for Design located across Huizhan Road, so in front of the main entrance…

Miscellaneous: news all around ornamental stone and rock

At the EuroSkills 2023 in Gdansk, stonemasons were again among the participants. The 1st place went to Marlena Senne from Switzerland

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