Archive: all the stone news

Europeans have an average per capita purchasing power of €13,894 in 2020

Compared to 2019, there are 5% less due to COVID-19, according to the „GfK Purchasing Power Europe 2020“

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

The colors of the Rainbow Mountain in the in the Peruvian Andes from red to brown to pale green, and pale yellow, are caused by chemical reactions in the rocks

Forensic geology: tracking victims through mineralogical characteristics of makeup ingredients

With a spectroradiometer, remains like talc, montmorillonite, and kaolinite could be identified at a crime scene

More than 120,000 m² of Jura limestone were used for the flooring in the new international airport Berlin-Brandenburg

The architecture of Gerkan, Marg and Partner is not spectacular but functional and conveys a little homeliness

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019: one of the winners was the Irish firm Heneghan Peng Architects for the new Palestinian Museum on the West Bank

Buildings and gardens take up the ancient landscape and changes brought about by humans during many thousands of years

Shelf “Monument” by La Chance and Atelier Cocorico: easy to assemble and disassemble without tools

In the version made of natural stone alone, the empty piece of furniture weighs 380 kg

TU Graz researchers discover new sediment archive for historical climate research at the Styrian Erzberg in Austria

Specifically, these are sedimentary fillings of faults and fractures which consist of the carbonate minerals dolomite, aragonite and calcite

Spanish Cosentino Group launches HybriQ+, a new type of its Silestone that moves away from quartz and uses more recycled glass

With the new material recipe, the company wants to get its artificial stone out of the lawsuits around silicosis from respirable crystalline silica

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