Quarrying Process

We take many things in the material world for granted, not realising or appreciating their presence or value.  Construction materials that make up the material world around us come into this unconscious, “invisible” category.  Though you see buildings, roads, footpaths and bridges every day, it’s almost certain that you have never thought about what the materials are, what they are made of, or where they come from.  The vast bulk of our built environment is formed from raw materials won from the earth by the extractive industries.  Without the raw materials with which to build houses, hospitals, schools, factories, roads, etc., life would certainly be more basic and less comfortable than we presently experience. Read more

Xiamen International Stone Fair

The Xiamen International Stone Fair is an annual trade show for the stone industry. The exhibition takes place March 6-9 every year in Xiamen, China. With 2,000 exhibitors from over 50 countries and 150,000 visitors from 155 countries, the Xiamen Stone Fair is one of the most influential in the industry

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