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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...
New Dekton Trilion

This is the latest Dekton design from Cosentino. It is called Trilium.

15 June 2016 | Stones / Quarries
The latest design in Dekton, Cosentino’s ultra-compact sintered surface, is Trilium, which has a look of aged steel.It is also the first product in the Dekton range to incorporate recycled...
Cole Runnalls

Cole Runnalls gets an introduction to the natural stone industry at Hartham Park.

14 June 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Lovell Stone Group, which operates various dimension stone quarries in the South of England and has taken over operation of the Bath stone underground quarry of Hartham Park this year, likes to...
Rock face

Stone Federation's Quarry Group writes a column each month in Natural Stone Specialist magazine about issues affecting stone production.

13 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...
Stoneasy

Bram Callewier (front middle) and his team from Stoneasy.com can help you buy direct from around the world.

27 May 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Stoneasy.com describes itself as the world’s largest online quarry. It enables you to buy direct from source without all the worry and effort that usually involves. NSS talks to Stoneasy...
Quarry face

The Stone Federation Quarry Forum presents its views on British stones in each issue of Natural Stone Specialist magazine.

27 May 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...
Fantini at Hartham Park

The new Fantini chain saw at work at Hartham Park.

27 May 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Lovell Stone Group always said it would keep disruption of supply of Hartham Park Bath stone to a minimum when it took over production at Hartham Park underground quarry in Corsham, Wiltshire, this...

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