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Computer model: Mars’ core-mantle boundary lies at some 1,800 km beneath the surface (Earth: 2,900 km)

The Red Planet’s innermost part is only about one-sixth of its mass (Earth: one-third) and contains moderate amounts of sulfur, oxygen, and hydrogen

Why Anorthosite consists of only one mineral and how the white-colored layers in many intrusions worldwide were created

Scientists at Wits University in Johannesburg say it is the decompression that causes plagioclase-saturation of rising magma

Miscellaneous: Ideas with Natural Stone

The interior decoration of an exclusive show flat in Beijing with natural stone and wood was bestowed one of the Red Dot Awards 2019

In Alsace, the „Chemin des Carrières” leads to 4 former porphyry gravel quarries

The architects of the Norwegian firm Reiulf Ramstad Architekter put the landscape and its people in the foreground

Analyzing dust from the moon atom by atom saves the valuable material and helps to understand space weathering

Scientists apply the atom probe tomography (APT) known from material sciences to space geology

The European Stone Festival 2020 will take place in Freiburg, Germany from May 15 – 17

The theme will be „900 years of stonemasonry and stone carving from the Middle Ages to the present day”

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

A special promotion for the local stone branch was renewed at this year’s natural stone fair in Vitória: postponement of the ICMS tax for transactions realized during the event

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