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Miscellaneous: ideas around natural stone

The 21st Xiamen Stone Fair (May 18-21, 2021) registered “over 1,100 exhibiting companies from domestic and abroad” on “a total exhibition area of 162,000 m²“ spread over “8 exhibition areas in 20 exhibition halls”

Mammoths live and fossilized animals: the new “Felsenwelt“ (rock world) in the Lucerne Glacier Garden is a journey through time

Museum and park make it possible to experience geology and the elemental forces of nature over millions of years

How crushed rocks can help capture CO2 from the atmosphere

Basalt stands out as appropriate material, as it is not only an abundant resource with a high weatherability, but also contains plant nutrients

Miscellaneous: ideas around natural stone

The artist Sandra Vásquez de la Horra presents volcanism and its geology in an unusual way in her work “La Tierra de Algallù“

Former limestone quarry near Salzgitter, Germany, recognized as worldwide geological reference point for the transition between Turonian and Coniacian during Cretaceous

The site is a perfect rock boundary sequence over 40 meters in width, with a well-defined record of events that took place in this interval of geological time

Jean-Louis Vaxelaire: „the skills for the future stone sector do not come only from craftsmanship but also from the industrial and digital world“

In an interview with Rocalia trade fair, the president of the French SNRoc association talked about how to attract young people and what to teach them

Miscellaneous: ideas around natural stone

“Marmointarsia“ is a wall mosaic by Endre Nemes at Högsboer Medborgarhuset in Gothenburg, Sweden

The new opponents of marble quarrying around Carrara see themselves as fighters for the liberation of the mountains from the “yoke of the quarries“ and strike sharp tones

“Let’s give them (the mountains) a different future than the present one,“ write the campaigners of Apuane Libere on their webpage

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

“Accessory” is the title of Greek sculptor John Bizas‘ latest work. It is made of Belgian marble and 22k gold plated bronze buttons

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