Stone Stories

Valongo Wharf added to the list of Unesco World Heritage sites

The stones of the ancient pier nowadays in Rio de Janeiro’s center remind of the slave trade between Africa and Brazil

University of Utah geologist: it was the saltwater itself that made the concrete in Roman marine buildings so enduring

The sea enters the material mixture of volcanic ash with lime and chunks of volcanic rock and forms minerals which grow and get caught in the matrix

Fresh air through the sand: What drives bacteria in the North Sea in cleaning the coastal ocean water

Two new studies present exciting details on seafloor bacterial life in the North Sea

Why the Sumatra earthquake at Christmas 2004 and its tsunami reached such a disastrous power

An international team of scientists has investigated the sediments in the subduction zone and found a lack of „plasticizer“

Photo shooting for equestrian fashion in Ireland’s McKeon Stone quarry

Horseware Company chose the Threecastles Quarry in Kilkenny County as the venue for presenting its current collection

Winter Wonderland at the gang saw and in the quarry

Greece and the Balkans are suffering from extreme temperatures / Stone Group International from Thessaloniki sent us some photos from the frost

The story of an „Unfinished Symphony“ in monumental Sölker Marble proportions

In the end a bath in the fountain for the Austrian stonemason was the reward after having successfully mastered a number of challenges

Exhibit in Knoxville about once famous East Tennessee’s Marble Industry

The natural stone sector was an important sector of the state’s economy / Stone chosen for many representative buildings

Jessica Lussier of Granit Design company is the first to win the Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship

The award by MIA+BSI was created to help women gain a better understanding of different sectors of the industry

Stony Creek Granite will be used for the new Statue of Liberty Museum

The stone from Connecticut had been selected for the plinth of the statue as it had already born extreme conditions at the pillars of Brooklyn Bridge