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Miscellaneous: ideas around natural stone

A mysterious triangle metal pilar installed in the ground was discovered during a count of bighorn sheep in a small canyon in Red Rock County, Utah

(Christmas-)Gifts for people who adore natural stone

Like in the years before,’s editors have collected some inspirations for presents from the wide culture of marble, granite & Co

New at the Left Column offers innovative functions

Contact with media from abroad, access to articles from our archives, stones in our database, and company news

Global climate: desert dust caused the end of the “Green” Sahara and led to a megadrought far away in Southeast Asia 4,000 to 5,000 years ago

Reduced plant growth in the Sahara led to increased airborne dust that cooled the Indian Ocean and reduced monsoon moisture for more than 1000 years

Miscellaneous: ideas around natural stone

The Friedenskirche (Peace Church) in Potsdam’s Park Sanssouci is an example for Europe’s 19th century’s love for Italian architecture

Far in the future: the East African Rift System will break apart, with Madagascar splitting into pieces

The breakup with a speed of around 3 millimeters per year is a continuation of the shattering of supercontinent Pangea some 200 million years ago

Atlas of more than 200 impact craters on Earth with topographic maps and satellite images

Photos originate from the radar scans of the Earth‘s surface during the TanDEM-X mission from 2010 to 2016

New mineral, named donwilhelmsite, discovered in meteorite originating from the moon

Its formation under extreme heat and pressure allows conclusions about the conditions deep inside the Earth

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