Latest news: Next Xiamen Stone Fair goes hybrid with its Cloud and a real show from May 18 to 21, 2021

„The year of 2021 is sure to be a brand-new start of stone industry,“ the organizers write in a press release

Economical recovery before the second lockdown: in the 3rd quarter of 2020, GDP in the European Union had a growth by +12.1%

But compared with the same quarter of the previous year, it was -3.9%, according to a Eurostat

Call for art-in-architecture for the new headquarter of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM) in Mainz, Germany

The competition is to create an identity-defining feature for the building‘s façade reflecting the historical location with a clear reference to the work of the museum’s archaeologists

Only virtually: the general assembly of Euroroc took place on October 02, 2020 in the internet

Hermann Graser of the German association DNV was elected president for the next two years on a rotational basis

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

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