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Turkish exports of natural stones in the first five months of 2023

According to statistics released by the ICE Office in Istanbul on TURKSTAT data, Turkish exports of natural stones in the first five months of...

17th-century voters cast marbles instead of paper ballots

You’d be given black and white marbles. To vote no, a black marble was dropped in the box.As early as the 17th century in...

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...

Shanghai quarry wins landscaping award

Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden's Quarry Garden project has won a prestigious landscape practice award in London.Designed by Prof. Zhu Yufan from Tsinghua University, the...

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....

Cave of the Nymphs: This is where the famous marble of Paros came from...

The Cave of the Nymphs is found at the Ancient Quarries in Marathi (4th km, Parikia-Lefkes road).The quarries date back to antiquity and marble...

Primavera Marble: Origin, History, and Commercial Varieties

Primavera marble is the commercial name of a compact (pure) calcareous marble of beige, brown, or pinkish color. Also known as “Breccia Primavera” this kind of...

The Geological Wonders of Marble: Origin, Formation, and Characteristics

Marble, a spectacular natural stone admired for its beauty and used since ancient times for sculptures and constructions, finds its roots in a fascinating...

Centre d’Interprétation de la Pierre (Center for interpretation of Natural Stone) in Sprimont, Belgium

In a defunct power station formerly supplying quarries with energy, public relations work is being carried out for local stoneThe switchboard alone at the...

The underground quarry of Normandy – a refuge for civilians

77 years have passed from D- Day. Underground quarry saved the lives of thousands of civilians.Unless there was the vast underground quarry where thousands...