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The US-startup Parting Stone transforms the ashes of the deceased or of pets into pebble-sized stones

The bereaved can have these “solidified remains“ close to them or carry them with at all times, if they wish

Miscellaneous: ideas around natural stone

Raw materials for construction ranging from sand and gravel to natural stones hold enormous potential for local value creation in developing and emerging countries

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

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