Peter’s Corner: 2020 brought the natural stone sector an increased demand from private customers despite the Covid-19 crisis

Overall, the coming years should also be positive because marble, granite & Co benefit from the eco-trend / However, increased freight costs bring shifts

Xiamen Stone Fair 2021 will be held from May 18 to 21, as the first hybrid natural stone show

There are on-site visitors and exhibitors, and as a digital extension, the “Cloud“, which will continue throughout the year

Turkish natural stone exports in 2020 were negative compared to the previous year, but positive developments could also clearly be seen

Block exports to China collapsed by -22% by value due to Covid-19, but there are strong increases (almost) everywhere in deliveries of finished products

Oldest stone map from the Bronze Age rediscovered after more than 100 years in the cellar of a French museum

The relief with circles and lines comes from the Finistère region in the far west of Brittany and could depict the territory of a ruler

Nature in the Quarry: an active quarrying zone can be a Garden of Eden especially for pioneering animal and plant species

In the “Life in Quarries“ project in Belgium, measures have been developed to facilitate the establishment of rare species with little effort

EU program “Mine.The.Gap“: Promotion of innovation in the raw materials industry, including the natural stone sector

Until 08 May, 2021, interested companies can submit “solutions for a more digital, greener, and circular mining value chain“

For the time after Covid-19: the Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome is open to visitors again

The huge circular building with a diameter of 90 meters was once covered with marble and travertine, of which, however, nothing has been preserved

Application open for the Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

20 stone sculptors are invited to publicly create a work in marble from November 10 to December 02, 2021

What the steep increase in freight costs means for stone exports from China to Europe

Analysis for the market of gravestones in Poland: Moving cheap grades and products is not economical it at the moment, and traders may soon have to look for new suppliers

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