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Federico Fraccaroli of Fraccaroli e Balzan Spa company was elected President of the Italian Natural Stone Association Confindustria Marmomacchine for 2022 to 2024

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Carn Brea Castle in Cornwall deserves admiration for the way the builders made use of local circumstances

Using mining or quarry residues to counter the global shortage of sand

Researchers from Switzerland and Australia have published a study on “ore-sand”

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Slate rings from hunter-gatherers in northeast Europe 6000 years ago may have served for social relations between distant Stone-Age communities

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In younger history, the eruption power of the Hunga Tonga volcano in the South Pacific on January 15, 2022, was only reached by Krakatoa in 1883

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„Gemma“ is how Italian Sicis company calls its collection of ceiling lamps. The light falls through a glass emulating gems. Designer was Massimiliano Raggi

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Peace for Ukraine: we had published a call for international artists for works commenting on the war in Ukraine started by Russian President Wladimir Putin on February 24, 2022

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The “Al-Naslaa” rock located 50 km south of the Tayma oasis in Saudi Arabia looks like it’s been cut with diamond wire or waterjet and perfectly balanced on tiny pedestals

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