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Vesuvius‘ last major eruption was in 1944, and this could be the beginning of a longer period of quiescence with only minor volcanic events, scientists at ETH Zurich suspect based on studies of the magma chamber under the mountain

In Austria, the natural stone prizes of the year 2022 were awarded

Categories were: apprentices, design, gravestones, and monument preservation / The initiator is the Federal Guild of Stonemasons, cooperating with the (Steinzentrum Hallein) Hallein Stone Center

In 2021, consumption of natural stone in Germany increased by +10.6% (by value) compared to the previous year

The total of stone products sold amounted to € 677.6 million, of which more than half was imported from abroad

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