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The latest news from the Stone Industry

4 December 2017 | Stones / Quarries
Offering a highly practical yet aesthetically pleasing surface solution for interior design hotspots such as the kitchen and bathroom, CRL Quartz by CRL Stone is available in an extra-large slab...
4 December 2017 | Stones / Quarries
Following the success of its Ceralsio porcelain surface, CRL Stone has launched tiles for walls and floors, for a seamless finish in the kitchen and bathroom.Available to match the kitchen worktop...
Rutland White

New from Clipsham Quarry Company is Rutland White oolitic limestone.

13 September 2017 | Stones / Quarries
The picture here shows a new block stone called Rutland White that Clipsham Quarry Company is introducing.It is an oolitic limestone from 20m below the Clipsham block stone that has been quarried...
Kirkby Quarry

An aerial view of the quarry at Kirkby.

2 February 2017 | Stones / Quarries
Burlington has gained planning permission to extend its Cumbrian slate quarry at its headquarters in Kirkby-in-Furness. The application received unanimous support and approval from Cumbria...
From the stone face

The heritage of stone.

30 January 2017 | Stones / Quarries
Stone Federation Great Britain’s Quarry Forum gives its opinion on issues relating to the stone industry from the point of view of companies that extract dimensional stone from opencast and...
Salcombe Stone

Re-opened to provide stone for Exeter Cathedral.

23 January 2017 | Stones / Quarries
A quarry in Devon that is believed to be one of original sources of the stone used to build Exeter Cathedral 800 years ago has been re-opened to supply stone for repairs.Stone was last extracted from...
Fashionable Irish Blue

What all the best horse riders are wearing – set against the backdrop of McKeon's Irish Blue limestone Threecastles Quarry.

26 October 2016 | Stones / Quarries
McKeon Stone's Threecastles Quarry in Stradbally, Co Laois, Ireland, has been used as backdrop by a company called Horseware that makes clothes for the fashion-conscious horse-rider and for the...
Arizona marble quarry

Three beds of distinctive marble are now available from Arizon in the USA.

25 October 2016 | Stones / Quarries
The USA has not traditionally quarried a lot more marble than the British Isles. But it is producing considerably more now that a 110-year-old quarry in Arizona has been re-opened after more than 75...
Syreford Quarry

Syreford Quarry, where a 10-acre extension has received planning approval.

5 September 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Planning permission for the next 26 years at its existing quarry, a new quarry, a new workshop with new machinery and an industry heavyweight as Chairman – Cotswold Stone Solutions is ready to...

Ham & Doulting Stone Company is back at Park Lane.

20 August 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Ham & Doulting Stone Company is returning to Park Lane underground quarry to extract Bath Stone.The company spent £800,000 opening up a new portal at Park Lane, which is under Neston Park...
Monks Park visit

Visitors underground witnessing Bath stone being sawn from the face at Monks Park during Bath & Portland's open day this month (August).

5 August 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Visitors to Hanson Bath & Portland’s Monks Park underground Bath stone quarry at the start of August will remember the burn in their legs as they reached the top of the 212 steps back into...
Iain Kennedy

Iain Kennedy, who was Managing Director of Realstone and led a management buy-out in 2010. He now becomes Sales Director of Block Stone and Cadeby. He says the purchase by Grants is a "fantastic opportunity".

25 July 2016 | Stones / Quarries
The assets and goodwill of Realstone, which went into Administration on 18 May, and the shares of Block Stone Ltd, which remained solvent, have been bought by Grants of Shoreditch, the London-based...
Welsh slate winners

The Royal Commission and Welsh Slate author David Gwyn (second right) receiving their Award for the book from Julian Richards (far left) and Bettany Hughes (far right) during the British Archaeological Awards ceremoney on 11 July.

18 July 2016 | Stones / Quarries
The Royal Commission publication Welsh Slate – Archaeology and History of an Industry has won the British Archaeological Award for Best Archaeological Book.It was shortlisted for the award...

In yellow jackets at the front, James (left) and Simon Hart with the production team on Bath stone freshly winched from the underground Quarry at Hartham Park. On the left of the picture is Stephen Ainsworth and next to him Adrian Boniface, who respectively manage the site and production.

5 July 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Lovell Stone Group moved into Hartham Park Bath Stone underground quarry in February. It is already at full production.Five or six times a day a buggy loaded with premium quality Bath Stone (like...
Quarry face
20 June 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Stone federation Great Britain’s Quarry Forum gives its opinion on issues relating to the stone industry from the point of view of companies that extract dimensional stone from opencast and...