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Know Your Rocks: An Overview of the Geology of Natural Stone

Do you love natural stone? Me too. Fans of natural stone countertops, tiles, fireplaces, walls, and building stone are natural allies to geologists. We...

Aliki Ancient Marble Quarry in Thassos Island, Greece

The partially submerged ruins of a white marble quarry used in ancient Greece for over 1,200 years.   White marble was highly sought-after in ancient Greece,...

The place where the marble of the classic sculptures comes from

Many of the masterpieces of Michelangelo were made of the Pietrasanta marble A little further beyond the Tuscan coast lies a picturesque town with whitewashed...

The British Quarry That Hid Van Gogh, da Vinci and Rembrandt

For four years, a disused slate quarry in a remote mountain in North Wales became home to some of the world’s greatest artistic masterpieces....

History of marble brought to light

The Altissimo quarries, located in Italy’s 1589m high Apuan Alps, in northern Tuscany, Italy, have greatly evolved from their inception in the Roman Age to...

New discovery sheds light on ancient quarrying technique

Recent discoveries reveal how the ancient Egyptians moved stone blocks from the alabaster quarries of Hatnub, north of modern day Luxor, during the reign...

Jaswant Thada – An Architectural Marvel Worth Seeing

It was made of pure white marble that retains its allure to date Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur is Rajasthan’s very own marble mausoleum marvel and is...

Rosso antico και porfido verde antico: laconic but luxurious stones!

Article by Peter Tzeferis* Marmor Taenarium and rosso antico were the names given by the Greeks, but especially the Romans, in the red marble, which,...

A brief history of the Welsh slate quarries

The slate quarries of north-west Wales have just been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Once, slate carved from here was sent all...

Marble sites unearthed in the Greek Islands

Three ancient Karystos shale marble quarries have been discovered on the Greek island of Evia. The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports announced that the...