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City festival in Strzegom, Poland: stonework on the market place and a run along granite quarries

Lower Silesia’s heart of granite production will have its central local event from June 17 – 19, 2016

Learning the ropes of laying a stone floor or cladding walls in stone

The EU has financed learning modules for aspiring stonemasons / Invitation to download and translate also for other countries

News from inner earth: enormous amounts of liquid oxygen must be there

In experiments with extreme conditions like in the lower earth mantle scientists find new forms of iron oxide setting oxygen free

Advanced Self-Balancing Architecture: Lithic Dragonfly

Students’ and Stonemasons’ workshop in Straßbourg, France fom June 27 – July 01, 2016

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„We Speak Stone“ was the first stage of a new promotion initiative by Veronafiere-Marmomacc taking 10 companies from the Veronese Stone District to New York City

Spanish geologists propose the quarries of Berroqueña Granite for the list of „Global Heritage Stone Provinces“

The label by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) shall help to promote stone with high cultural importance

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Sky burials are a traditional final resting place in Tibet and Mongolia, where remains are left to birds of prey and vultures which are thought to carry the souls of the dead skyward

Cosentino’s Engineered Stone Dekton used in Frankfurt, Germany in a Libeskind project

Slabs in the color „Sirius“ serve as canvass for the architect’s drawing

Latest news: Auction of stone sculpture in support of Save the Children’s Syria Aid programme

British sculptor Matthew Simmonds donates his work influenced by the colonnade around the Temple of Bel, Palmyra / Bidding closes on May 7th, 2016

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Ireland’s Dry Stone Wall Association will be holding a festival in County Donegal’s Glencolmcille on June 17th to 19th 2016

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